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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1907 AD


January 1: President Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day
January 4: George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell," premieres in London
January 6: Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)
January 7: Clyde Fitch' "Truth," premieres in New York City
January 12: Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal
January 15: 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr. Lee De Forest
January 15: Gold dental inlays 1st described by Wm Taggart, who invented them
January 21: Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
January 23: Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American U.S. senator
January 25: Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to National Inst of Arts and Letters
January 26: 1st federal corrupt election practices law passed
January 26: J M Synge's "Playboy of Western World" opens; police are called


February 5: Arnold Schonberg's 1st string quartet premieres in Vienna
February 11: De Master's Dutch government resigns
February 11: Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, 322 die
February 13: English suffragettes storm British Parliament and 60 women are arrested
February 14: 1st U.S. fox hound association forms in New York City
February 21: SS Berlin sinks off Hoek van Holland Netherlands (142 dead)
February 22: 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
February 22: Leonid N Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka," premieres in St. Petersburg
February 25: George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer," premieres in London
February 25: U.S. proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
February 26: Royal Oil and Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
February 26: U.S. Congress raised their own salaries to $7,500


March 2: General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal
March 2: Georges Feydeaus' "La Puce l'Oreille," premieres in Paris
March 5: 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
March 9: 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
March 9: Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon," premieres in Dublin
March 15: Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
March 16: 1st 1st-class cricket game between NSW and Western Australia
March 19: 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch, Nevada (state record)
March 21: U.S. invades Honduras
March 25: Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
March 31: Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revolt


April 11: New York Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards
April 12: Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns
April 17: Ellis Island, New York - 11,745 immigrants arrive
April 18: Augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour," premieres in New York City
April 18: Fairmont Hotel opens
April 19: 11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24
April 26: Jamestown, Virginia Tercentenary Exposition opens


May 1: Belgium government of De Trooz forms
May 1: Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Netherlands-Indies)
May 2: Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian government
May 6: 33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6
May 7: Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)
May 8: Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 6-0
May 8: Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
May 10: Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue," premieres in Paris
May 11: Bank of San Francisco incorporated
May 21: 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
May 22: Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Mddx vs. Somerset
May 26: Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits New York Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
May 27: Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco
May 28: Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held
May 30: 41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins
May 31: Taxis 1st began running in New York City


June 1: -27 degrees F (-33 degrees C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)
June 4: Automatic washer and dryer introduced
June 5: Automatic washer and dryer are introduced
June 11: Northants all out for 12 vs. Gloucestershire
June 12: Yankees commit 11 errors and lose 14-6 to Tigers
June 13: Lowest temp ever in 48 U.S. states for June, 2 degrees F in Tamarack California
June 14: Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
June 14: Norway restricts woman's voting rights
June 15: 44 nations meet in 2nd Hague Peace Conference
June 20: 1st Portland Rose festival
June 21: 13th U.S. Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
June 21: E. W. Scripps founded United Press
June 26: Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis
June 28: Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey


July 1: World's 1st air force established in the U.S. Army
July 3: Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
July 4: Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
July 8: Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st 'Follies' on New York Theater roof
July 18: Florenz Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1907," premieres in New York City
July 18: French troops occupy Casablanca
July 23: 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
July 29: Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England


August 1: Bank of Italy opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, SF
August 1: Signal Corps of U.S. Army starts aircraft division
August 2: Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington and loses 3-2 to Detroit
August 7: Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland
August 10: Prince Scipone Borchesi wins Beijing to Paris, 7,500 mile auto rally
August 11: St. Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
August 14: "Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn
August 16: Abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco
August 17: Bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union
August 22: Colin Buchanan, town planner
August 22: Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist
August 23: Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits New York Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
August 26: Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec
August 28: United Parcel Service begins service, in Seattle
August 31: Britain and Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia and Tibet
August 31: England, Russia and France form Triple Entente


September 7: Sutro's ornate Cliff House in San Francisco destroyed by fire
September 8: Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
September 12: Lusitania arrives in New York City after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)
September 13: Interprovincial Rugby Football union (Big Four) forms with Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders and Montreal Foot Ball
September 23: Proclamation sets fineness and weight of silver and bronze coins of Canada
September 25: Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony, premieres
September 26: New Zealand declares independence from U.K.
September 29: Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral
September 30: Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice and Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)


October 1: Plaza Hotel (5th Av and 59th Str, New York) opens
October 2: Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants
October 5: Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
October 5: Philadelphia A's Rube Vickers no-hits Washington Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game
October 7: France's Henry Farman flies 30m in a double decker plane
October 12: Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
October 16: Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St. New York City
October 16: David Belasco's "Grand Army Man," premieres in New York City
October 19: 1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop/Van Ravesteyn/Ceton)
October 22: Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum and Bailey circus
October 25: Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
October 31: Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary


November 2: Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published
November 7: Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
November 7: Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins
November 9: Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
November 13: French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
November 16: Oklahoma becomes 46th state
November 30: Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle


December 2: English Professional Football Player's Association forms
December 2: Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
December 3: George Cohans musical "Talk of the Town," premieres in New York City
December 6: Coal mine explosions in Monongah, WV, kills 361
December 7: Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
December 9: 1st Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington Del post office)
December 9: Gustav Mahler departs Vienna
December 10: Ruyard Kipling receives Nobel prize for literature
December 13: George Gunn scores 119 on Test debut vs. Australia SCG
December 13: German emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam
December 16: Eugene H Farrar is 1st to sing on radio (Brooklyn Navy Yard New York)
December 16: Great White Fleet sails from Hampton Downs on it's World Cruise
December 17: Ugyen Wangchuck became 1st hereditary king of Bhutan
December 19: 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Penn
December 19: Gas explosion at Jacobs Creek Pa, coal mine kills 239
December 20: Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91
December 21: Dutch government of De Master falls due to war budget
December 22: Saint-Saens/Fokines ballet "Le Cygne," premieres in St. Petersburg
December 23: 1st all-steel passengar railroad coach completed, Altoona, Pa
December 30: Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball
December 31: For 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year
December 31: G Mahler conducts the Metropolitan Opera
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