Pres Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day
George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell," premieres in London
Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)
Clyde Fitch' "Truth," premieres in NYC
Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal
An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest
Gold dental inlays 1st described by Wm Taggart, who invented them
Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator
Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to Natl Inst of Arts & Letters
1st federal corrupt election practices law passed
J M Synge's "Playboy of Western World" opens; police are called
The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the oldest military rifle still in official use.
In Austria, universal and direct suffrage (limited to males over 24) is introduced, a reform long demanded by the socialists and others
Arnold Schoenberg's 1st string quartet premieres in Vienna
The Mud March was the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
Conservative coalition take over Reichstag in Germany after rallying conservatives against the threat of a socialist government
De Master's Dutch government resigns
Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, off Rhide Island, 322 die
English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested
1st US foxhound association forms in NYC
SS Berlin sinks off Hoek van Holland Neth (142 dead)
1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
Leonid N Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka," premieres in St Petersburg
George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer," premieres in London
US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
US Congress raised their own salaries to $7,500
Louis Botha Het Volk Party wins a majority in the election in Transvaal, South Africa
Psychiatrists Carl Gustav Jung and Sigmund Freud meet for the first time in Vienna
General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal
Georges Feydeaus' "La Puce à l'Oreille," premieres in Paris
1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops.
1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon" premieres in Dublin
By Presidential order, the US excludes Japanese laborers from entering the country
Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
1st 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch, Nevada (state record)
US invades Honduras
The new Boer government in the Transvaal passes an Asiatic Registration Bill, that restricts immigration from India
The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revolt
NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards
Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns
In Switzerland, parliament passes a new army bill reorganizing the nation's forces into a standing militia, with training required for all males
Ellis Island, NY-11,745 immigrants arrive
Augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour" premieres in NYC
Fairmont Hotel opens
11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24
Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
Jamestown, Va Tercentenary Exposition opens
Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
Belgium government of De Trooz forms
Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Neth-Indies)
Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian government
33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6
Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)
Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0
Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris
Bank of San Francisco incorporated
A derailment outside Lompoc, California, kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train jumps off the tracks at a switch near Surf Depot.
Sweden adopts universal suffrage for elections to its lower house and proportional representation for both houses
In the Pact of Cartagena, Great Britain, France, and Spain agree to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa
32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex v Somerset
The single chamber Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco
Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held
41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins
Taxis 1st began running in NYC
-27°F (-33°C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)
Centro Escolar University is established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines.
Automatic washer & dryer introduced
Automatic washer & dryer are introduced
France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East
Northants all out for 12 v Gloucestershire
George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket.
Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to Tigers
Lowest temp ever in 48 US states for June, 2°F in Tamarack Calif
Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
Norway adopts female suffrage for middle class women only in parliamentary elections
Researcher George Soper publishes the results of his investigation into recent typhoid outbreaks in the New York area and announces that Mary Mallon [Typhoid Mary] is the likely source of the outbreak
The 2nd Hague Peace Conference meets in an attempt to stop the arms race; Germany resists, but conference does make important rules around the rights of neutral powers
Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dissolves the Second Duma (parliament) and issues an edict that will increase representation of propertied classes while reducing that of peasants, workers and national minorities
1st Portland Rose festival
13th US Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Phila Cricket Club PA
E W Scripps founded United Press
Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis
Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
World's 1st air force established (US Army)
The Orange River Colony, known as the Orange Free State, is granted self-government by the British
Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
24th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: May Bundy beats D Chambers (6-1 6-4)
31st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Norman Brookes beats Arthur Gore (6-4 6-2 6-2)
Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies' on NY Theater roof
Florenz Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1907" premieres in NYC
French troops occupy Casablanca
Under pressure from the Japanese, the Emperor of Korea abdicates in favor of his son, a figurehead
A train wreck on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Salem, Michigan kills thirty and injures seventy more.
7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France
Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
Russia and Japan sign an agreement guaranteeing freedom of China while recognizing each other's special interests
The Filipinos elect their first legislature; it will meet on 16 October
Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners
Bank of Italy opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, SF
Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division
First Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, Dorset
Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington & loses 3-2 to Detroit
Kaiser Wilhelm (Germany) meets with Tsar Nicholas (Russia) to discuss Germany's plan to build a railroad to Baghdad; the discussion helps move Russia towards Britain and eventually the Triple Alliance
Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland
The first Boy Scout camp concludes at Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Southern England.
Prince Scipone Borchesi wins Beijing to Paris, 7,500 mile auto rally
St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
1st taxicab (NYC)
"Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn
Mulay Hafid is proclaimed the Sultan of Morocco by supporters leading to civil war; Mulay is supported by Germany while France supports the existing Sultan
Bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union
Colin Buchanan, town planner
Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist
Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
Harry Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec
United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet
Britain, Russia & France form Triple Entente
King Edward VII of Great Britain meets Russia's Foreign Minister Alexander Izvolski in an attempt to strengthen Russia's relationship with Britain
Sutro's ornate Cliff House in SF destroyed by fire
Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
Lusitania arrives in NYC after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)
Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football union (Big Four) forms with Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders & Montreal Foot Ball
Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada
Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony premieres
New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral
Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice & Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)
Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens
A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier JP Morgan to help manage the financial crisis
Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
Phila A's Rube Vickers no-hits Wash Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game
France's Henri Farman flies 30m in a biplane
Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St NYC
David Belasco's "Grand Army Man," premieres in NYC
Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.
1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop/Van Ravesteyn/Ceton)
Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus
Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
The first trial of the so called Eulenberg Affair, which will rock the highest circles of Germany, ends
Calgary City Rugby Football Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary
Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published
Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins
Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.
In a landmark decision for Australia, the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration rules that the Sunshine Harvester Work must pay 'fair and reasonable wages'
Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.
French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington DC to promote unification
The Third Duma (Parliament) meets in Russia; following Tsar Nicholas II's limiting of the franchise, a conservative majority holds sway and suppresses the radical elements
Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state
In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.
Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle
English Professional Football Players' Association forms
Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
George Cohans musical "Talk of the Town" premieres in NYC
Coal mine explosions in Monongah, WV, kills 361
Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
The First Egyptian Nationalist Congress meets under the leadership of Mustafa Kamil Pasha
King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
1st Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington Del post office)
Gustav Mahler departs Vienna
Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature
The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.
New Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire.
George Gunn scores 119 on Test debut v Australia SCG
German emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam
The schooner Thomas W. Lawson runs aground and founders near the Hellweather's Reef within the Scilly Isles in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die.
In Persia, the Shah leads a coup de'etat against the liberal Prime Minister Nasir ul-Mulk and imprisons him, but a popular uprising forces the Shah to restore Nasir ul-Mulk soon after
Eugene H Farrar is 1st to sing on radio (Bkln Navy Yard NY)
As a gesture of the US's new presence as a world power, President Roosevelt sends the US Battle Fleet on a round-the-world cruise, visiting ports internationally
Ugyen Wangchuck became 1st hereditary king of Bhutan
239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania
Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91
Dutch government of De Master falls due to war budget
Saint-Saëns/Fokines ballet "Le Cygne" premieres in St Petersburg
1st all-steel passengar railroad coach completed, Altoona, Pa
Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball
For 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year
G Mahler conducts the Metropolitan Opera
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