Events in year of 1907

  • 01-01President Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day
  • 01-06Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)
  • 01-12Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal
  • 01-153-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest
  • 01-15Gold dental inlays 1st described by Wm Taggart, who invented them
  • 01-21Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 01-23Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator
  • 01-25Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to National Institute of Arts & Letters
  • 01-261st federal corrupt election practices law passed
  • 02-11Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, 322 die
  • 02-13English suffragettes storm British Parliament and 60 women are arrested
  • 02-141st US fox hound association forms in New York City
  • 02-21SS Berlin sinks off Hoek van Holland Netherlands (142 dead)
  • 02-221st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
  • 02-25US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
  • 02-26Royal Oil and Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
  • 02-26US Congress raised their own salaries to $7500
  • 03-02General Louis Botha named Premier of Transvaal
  • 03-051st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
  • 03-091st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
  • 03-15Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
  • 03-21US invades Honduras
  • 03-25Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
  • 04-11New York Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards
  • 04-12Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns
  • 04-17Ellis Island, New York - 11,745 immigrants arrive
  • 04-18Fairmont Hotel opens
  • 04-1911th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24
  • 04-26Jamestown, Va Tercentenary Exposition opens
  • 05-01Belgium government of De Trooz forms

People born in year of 1907

  • 01-01Erich Schmid: Composer
  • 01-02Edward Albert Radice: Economist
  • 01-02Salvador Ley: Composer
  • 01-03Anna May Wong: Los Angeles, California -- Actress (Impact, Study in Scarlet)
  • 01-05Anton Ingolic: Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu)
  • 01-07Nicanor Zabaleta: San Sebastian, Spain -- Harpist
  • 01-12Sergei Korolev: Scientist
  • 01-13Sabine Zlatin: Nurse
  • 01-14Derek Richter: British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)
  • 01-16Alexander Knox: Canada -- Actor (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind)
  • 01-16Phillip Humphrey Vellacott: Classicist
  • 01-17Henk H Badings: Bandung, Indonesia -- Dutch opera composer (Orestes)
  • 01-18Janos Ferencsik: Budapest, Hungary -- Conductor (Budapest Opera)
  • 01-19Lillian Harvey: London, England -- Actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
  • 01-20Roy Welensky: Premier (Rhodesia / Nyasaland 1956-63)
  • 01-22Marie Dressler: Actress (Anna Christie, Dinner at 8)
  • 01-23Dan Duryea: White Plains, New York -- Actor (Pride of the Yankees)
  • 01-23Hediki Yukawa: Japan -- Physicist (Nobel 1949)
  • 01-24Alfonse Vranckx: Belgian lawyer / politician
  • 01-24Maurice Couve de Murville: France -- Premier of France Premier (1968-69)
  • 01-26Eddie Ballantine: Chicago, Illinois -- Orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club)
  • 01-28Constantin Regamey: Composer
  • 02-01Alan Strode Campbell Ross: Professor (coined the terms U & non-U)
  • 02-01John Canaday: Art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
  • 02-01Mozart Camargo Guarnieri: Composer
  • 02-02Bernardas Brazdzionis: Lithuania -- Poet / editor / critic
  • 02-03James A Michner: NYC, New York -- Writer (South Pacific, Hawaii, Space)
  • 02-05Jan Klaasesz: Dutch Governor Suriname (1949-56)
  • 02-05Norton Simon: Business executive (Simon & Schuster)
  • 02-05Pierre E J Pflimlin: Premier France

People died in year of 1907

  • 01-01Cyrill Kistler: Composer, dies at 58
  • 01-03Josef Foerster: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-07Anton Urspruch: Composer, dies at 56
  • 01-08Theodoor Verstraete: Flemish Painter / etcher, dies at 57
  • 01-14Karl von Perfall: Composer, dies at 82
  • 02-02Dmitri I Mendelejev: Russian chemist (Periodic Table), dies at 72
  • 02-05Ludwig Thuille: Composer, dies at 45
  • 02-08Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom: Chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52
  • 02-11Peter J Savelberg: Dutch Limbourg monastery founder, dies at 80
  • 02-13Marcel Bertrand: French mine engineer, dies at 59
  • 02-17Henry Olcott: Co-founder (Theosophical Society-Madras)
  • 02-17Henry Steel Olcott: US co-founder (Theosophist Society), dies at 74
  • 02-20[Ferdinand-Frederic-]Henri Moissan: Chemist (Nobel 1906), dies at 54
  • 02-24Otto Goldschmidt: Composer, dies at 77
  • 03-07Victor Alphonse Duvernoy: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-11Nikola Petkow: Premier (Bulgaria), murdered
  • 03-19Thomas Bailey Aldrich: US writer (Stillwater Tragedy), dies at 70
  • 03-23Constantine P Pobedonostsev: Russian reactionary senator, dies at 79
  • 03-28Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg: Composer, dies at 65
  • 04-05Anton G van Hamel: Founder (Roman philosphy in Netherlands), dies at 65
  • 04-26Pietro Plantania: Composer, dies at 79
  • 05-11John Albert Delany: Composer, dies at 54
  • 05-12J K Huysmans: Writer, dies at 59
  • 06-04Agathe Grondahl: Composer, dies at 59
  • 06-09Manuel Estrada Vabrera: President Guatemala, murdered
  • 06-14A Adolf Daens: Belgian priest / politician (CVP)
  • 06-15William Le Baron Jenney: US architect
  • 07-05Maria Anna Mahler: Gustav Mahlers eldest daughter, dies at 5
  • 07-07James McGranahan: Composer, dies at 67
  • 07-19Hector H Malot: French lawyer / Author (Alone in the World), dies at 77

Events in year of 1908

  • 01-011st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square
  • 01-01Jack Hobbs makes his Test debut at the MCG (83 & 28)
  • 01-02Canadian branch of the Royal Mint opens in Ottawa
  • 01-07England beat Australia by one wicket at the MCG
  • 01-09Frans Schollaert succeeds De Trooz as Premier of Belgium
  • 01-09Muir Woods National Monument, California established
  • 01-13French pilot Henry Farman is 1st European to fly roundtrip
  • 01-13Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Ottawa Victorias in 2 games
  • 01-14Roger Hartigan scores century on Test debut vs. Eng Adelaide (116)
  • 01-15C Hill and R J Hartigan make 8th wkt partnership 243 for Aust
  • 01-16Pinnacles National Monument, California established
  • 01-21New York City regulation makes it illegal for a woman to smoke in public
  • 01-23US and Great-Britain demand end of abuses in Congo
  • 01-24Gen Baden-Powell starts Boy-Scouts
  • 01-29Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, at Cornell University, incorporates
  • 02-03Supreme Court rules a union boycott violates Sherman Antitrust Act
  • 02-07Connie Mack sells hurler Rube Waddell to St. Louis Browns for $5,000
  • 02-10Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 02-12Anna Jeanes bequeaths $1,000,000 to Swarthmore to become all female
  • 02-12New York to Paris auto race (via Alaska & Siberia) begins in NYC George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel
  • 02-181st US postage stamps in rolls issued
  • 02-251st tunnel under Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens
  • 02-27Sacrifice fly adopted (repealed in 1931, reinstated 1954)
  • 02-27Star #46 was added to US flag for Oklahoma
  • 02-28Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran
  • 02-29Dutch scientists produce solid helium
  • 03-04Collingwood Ohio primary school catches fire; 180 die
  • 03-051st ascent of Mt Erebus, Antarctica
  • 03-07Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council and announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"
  • 03-08Collingwood Elementary (Cleveland) burns, kills 173 kids and 2 teachers

People born in year of 1908

  • 01-01Kinue Hitoma: Japan -- 800m runner (1928 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-02Ben Grauer: NYC, New York -- Newscaster (Big Story)
  • 01-02Janis Kepitis: Composer
  • 01-05George Dolenz: Trieste, Italy -- Actor (Count of Monte Cristo)
  • 01-06Menahem Avidom: Composer
  • 01-08Mary Nadia Wadia: Actress
  • 01-08William Hartnell: London, England -- Actor (Agitator, Jackpot)
  • 01-09Simone de Beauvoir: France -- Author (Mandarins, 2nd Sex)
  • 01-10Bernard Lee: London, England -- Actor (M in James Bond movies)
  • 01-10Paul Henreid: Trieste -- Actor (Casablanca, 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)
  • 01-11Lionel Stander: NYC, New York -- Actor (Max-Hart to Hart, Unfaithfully Yours)
  • 01-12Ben Seijes: Dutch historian (WWII)
  • 01-14Carl Esmond: Vienna, Austria -- Actor (Address Unknown, Hitler)
  • 01-14Ruggiero de Rudolpho Columbo: US singer / actor (Miracle of Women)
  • 01-15Edward Teller: Budapest, Hungary -- Fathered H-bomb (Manhattan Project)
  • 01-15Roberta Bitgood: Composer
  • 01-17Akkineni LV Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad: Producer
  • 01-18Albert P Morano: (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59)
  • 01-18Jacob Bronowsky: British mathematician / cultural historian
  • 01-20Paula Wessely: Austrian actress / producer (Masquerade)
  • 01-20Wilfred Conwell Bain: Composer
  • 01-23Hubert Nicholson: Poet / Novelist
  • 01-23Pak Saleman Siswowitono: Javan / Surinamese writer
  • 01-25Lord Iliffe: English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph / Autocar)
  • 01-27William Randolph Hearst, Jr.: Newspaper publisher (Hearst Publishing)
  • 01-28Hans [Hendrik AJ] Tiemeijer: Dutch actor / director / writer (Fear)
  • 01-29Adam Clayton Powell: (Rep-D-New York, 1945-70)
  • 02-01Edward Staempfli: Composer
  • 02-01George Pal: Hungarian / US director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons)
  • 02-01Albie Booth: Collegiate Hall of Fame football star (Yale)

People died in year of 1908

  • 01-04Antony Winkler Prins: Writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70
  • 01-09Abraham Goldfaden: US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67
  • 01-09Wilhelm Busch: Writer
  • 01-10Anna S Barbiers: Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65
  • 01-14Holger Drachmann: Writer
  • 01-17Ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ: Ruler of Toscane, dies at 72
  • 01-23Edward Alexander MacDowell: US Composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47
  • 02-01Carlos I: King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44
  • 02-14Georges Jean Pfeiffer: Composer, dies at 72
  • 02-17Geronimo: Apache chief, dies at about 79
  • 03-11Peter Milne: Composer, dies at 83
  • 03-28John Eliot: English meteorology, dies at 68
  • 04-04Josef Sucher: Composer, dies at 64
  • 04-05Gaetano Coronaro: Composer, dies at 55
  • 04-20Henry Chadwick: Sports reporter (baseball), dies at 85
  • 04-22Henry Campbell-Bannerman: British Premier (1905-08)
  • 05-12Melesio Morales: Composer, dies at 69
  • 05-26Mirza Ghulam Ahmad: Indies Theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69
  • 06-02Redvers H Buller: English General, dies at 68
  • 06-05Luca Fumagalli: Composer, dies at 71
  • 06-08Johan Lindegren: Composer, dies at 66
  • 06-09Jose FdT Coelho: Portuguese writer (Os meus amores), dies at 46
  • 06-11Georg Adler: German statehouse head, dies at 45
  • 06-21Nikolai A Rimski-Korssakov: Russian Composer (Sheherazade), dies at 64
  • 06-24Grover Cleveland: 22nd and 24th President (1885-89, 93-97), dies at 71
  • 07-03Joel Chandler Harris: Created Uncle Remus, dies at 59
  • 07-10Eliza Laurillard: Vicar / Poet / writer, dies at 78
  • 07-14William Mason: Composer, dies at 79
  • 07-18Jaime Nuno: Composer, dies at 83
  • 07-20Federico Chueca: Composer, dies at 62