Historical Events for Year 1907
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Jan 1st - Pres Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day
Jan 4th - George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell," premieres in London
Jan 6th - Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)
Jan 7th - Clyde Fitch' "Truth," premieres in NYC
Jan 12th - Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal
Jan 14th - An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
Jan 15th - 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest
Jan 15th - Gold dental inlays 1st described by Wm Taggart, who invented them
Jan 21st - Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
Jan 23rd - Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator
Jan 25th - Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to Natl Inst of Arts & Letters
Jan 26th - 1st federal corrupt election practices law passed
Jan 26th - J M Synge's "Playboy of Western World" opens; police are called
Jan 26th - The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the oldest military rifle still in official use.
Feb 5th - Arnold Schoenberg's 1st string quartet premieres in Vienna
Feb 7th - The Mud March was the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
Feb 11th - De Master's Dutch government resigns
Feb 11th - Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, off Rhide Island, 322 die
Feb 13th - English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested
Educator Maria Montessori Feb 14th - 1st US foxhound association forms in NYC
Feb 21st - SS Berlin sinks off Hoek van Holland Neth (142 dead)
Feb 22nd - 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
Feb 22nd - Leonid N Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka," premieres in St Petersburg
Feb 25th - George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer," premieres in London
Feb 25th - US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
Feb 26th - Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
Feb 26th - US Congress raised their own salaries to $7,500
Mar 2nd - General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal
Mar 2nd - Georges Feydeaus' "La Puce à l'Oreille," premieres in Paris
Mar 5th - 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
Mar 5th - The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops.
Mar 9th - 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
Mar 9th - Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon" premieres in Dublin
Mar 15th - Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
Mar 16th - 1st 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
Mar 19th - 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch, Nevada (state record)
Mar 21st - US invades Honduras
Mar 24th - The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
Mar 25th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
Mar 31st - Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revolt
Apr 11th - NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards
Apr 12th - Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns
Apr 17th - Ellis Island, NY-11,745 immigrants arrive
Apr 18th - Augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour" premieres in NYC
Apr 18th - Fairmont Hotel opens
Apr 19th - 11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24
Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey Apr 24th - Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
Apr 26th - Jamestown, Va Tercentenary Exposition opens
Apr 30th - Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
May 1st - Belgium government of De Trooz forms
May 1st - Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Neth-Indies)
May 2nd - Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian government
May 6th - 33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6
May 7th - Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)
May 8th - Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0
May 8th - Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
May 10th - Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris
May 11th - Bank of San Francisco incorporated
May 11th - A derailment outside Lompoc, California, kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train jumps off the tracks at a switch near Surf Depot.
May 21st - 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
May 22nd - Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex v Somerset
May 23rd - The single chamber Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
May 26th - Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
May 27th - Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco
May 28th - Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held
May 30th - 41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins
May 31st - Taxis 1st began running in NYC
Jun 1st - -27°F (-33°C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)
Jun 3rd - Centro Escolar University is established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines.
Jun 4th - Automatic washer & dryer introduced
Jun 5th - Automatic washer & dryer are introduced
Jun 11th - Northants all out for 12 v Gloucestershire
Jun 11th - George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket.
Jun 12th - Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to Tigers
Jun 13th - Lowest temp ever in 48 US states for June, 2°F in Tamarack Calif
Jun 14th - Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
Jun 14th - Norway adopts female suffrage for middle class women only in parliamentary elections
Jun 15th - 44 nations meet in 2nd Hague Peace Conference
Jun 20th - 1st Portland Rose festival
Jun 21st - 13th US Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Phila Cricket Club PA
Jun 21st - E W Scripps founded United Press
Jun 26th - Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis
Jun 28th - Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
Jul 1st - World's 1st air force established (US Army)
Jul 3rd - Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
Jul 4th - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
Jul 5th - 24th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: May Bundy beats D Chambers (6-1 6-4)
Jul 5th - 31st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Norman Brookes beats Arthur Gore (6-4 6-2 6-2)
Jul 8th - Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies' on NY Theater roof
Jul 18th - Florenz Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1907" premieres in NYC
Jul 18th - French troops occupy Casablanca
Jul 20th - A train wreck on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Salem, Michigan kills thirty and injures seventy more.
Jul 23rd - 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
Jul 25th - Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
Jul 29th - 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France
Jul 29th - Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
Aug 1st - Bank of Italy opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, SF
Aug 1st - Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division
Aug 1st - First Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island.
Aug 2nd - Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington & loses 3-2 to Detroit
Aug 7th - Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland
Aug 9th - The first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in Southern England.
Aug 10th - Prince Scipone Borchesi wins Beijing to Paris, 7,500 mile auto rally
Aug 11th - St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
Aug 13th - 1st taxicab (NYC)
Aug 14th - "Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn
Aug 16th - Abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco
Aug 17th - Bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union
Aug 22nd - Colin Buchanan, town planner
Aug 22nd - Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist
Aug 23rd - Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini Aug 26th - Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec
Aug 28th - United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
Aug 29th - The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
Aug 31st - Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet
Aug 31st - England, Russia & France form Triple Entente
Sep 7th - Sutro's ornate Cliff House in SF destroyed by fire
Sep 8th - Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
Sep 12th - Lusitania arrives in NYC after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)
Sep 13th - Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football union (Big Four) forms with Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders & Montreal Foot Ball
Sep 20th - Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
Sep 23rd - Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada
Sep 25th - Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony, premieres
Sep 26th - NZ declares independence from UK
Sep 26th - New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
Sep 29th - Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral
Sep 30th - Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice & Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)
Oct 1st - Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens
Oct 2nd - Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants
Oct 5th - Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
Oct 5th - Phila A's Rube Vickers no-hits Wash Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game
Oct 7th - France's Henry Farman flies 30m in a double decker plane
Oct 12th - Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
Oct 16th - Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St NYC
Oct 16th - David Belasco's "Grand Army Man," premieres in NYC
Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi Oct 17th - Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.
Oct 19th - 1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop/Van Ravesteyn/Ceton)
Oct 22nd - Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus
Oct 22nd - Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
Oct 25th - Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
Oct 31st - Calgary City Rugby Football Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary
Nov 2nd - Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published
Nov 7th - Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
Nov 7th - Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins
Nov 7th - Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.
Nov 9th - Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
Nov 9th - The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.
Nov 13th - French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
Nov 16th - Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state
Nov 28th - In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.