1907 in History
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 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 12 Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, estimated 150 died
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