1907 in History – What happened in year 1907

✅ Published on April 6th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1907 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1907.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1907 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 januaryItalian educator Maria Montessori opened her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, employing the philosophy of education that now bears her name.
14 januaryA 6.5 Mw earthquake struck Kingston, Jamaica, resulting in at least 800 deaths, which was at the time considered one of the world's deadliest earthquakes recorded in history.
26 januaryThe Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III, the second oldest military rifle still in official use, was introduced into British Military service.
07 februaryMore than 3, 000 women in London participated in the Mud March, the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, seeking women's suffrage in the United Kingdom.
17 aprilConstruction started on the first ship in the Minas Geraes class , making Brazil the third country in the world to build a dreadnought battleship and sparking a South American naval arms race.
17 aprilBrazil became the third country in the world to start construction on a dreadnought battleship, sparking a vastly expensive South American naval arms race.
28 mayThe first Isle of Man TT race was held. The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race is an annual motor-cycle racing event held on the Isle of Man which was for many years the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world, and is reported as being the most dangerous motorcycle road-race in the world.
14 juneNorway grants women the right to vote. Liberal politician Gina Krog was the leading campaigner for women's suffrage in Norway. She founded the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights and the National Association for Women's Suffrage to promote this cause. Middle class women won the right to vote in municipal elections in 1901 and parliamentary elections in 1907.
01 augustRobert Baden-Powell held the first scout camp at BrownseaIsland in Dorset, England, beginning the Scouting movement.
15 augustJamaican American Raphael Morgan was ordained as the firstBlack Orthodox clergyman in America.
17 octoberThe first commercial wireless telegraph is sent over the Atlantic Ocean.
22 octoberA bank run forced New York's Knickerbocker Trust Company tosuspend operations, which triggered the Panic of 1907.
27 octoberHungarian gendarmes fired into a crowd of people gathering forthe consecration of the local church in Csernova (now Ružomberok,Slovakia), killing fifteen people.
06 decemberAt least 362 miners were killed when an explosion destroyed amine in Monongah, West Virginia, leading to the establishment of the United States Bureau of Mines.
10 decemberDuring the Brown Dog affair, about 1,000 protesters marched through London and then clashed with 400 police officers in Trafalgar Square over the existence of a memorial for animals which had been vivisected.
31 decemberTimes Square in New York City held its first New Year's Eve Celebration with the ball drop.
07 MayThe first electric tram car was run in Bombay (present day Mumbai).
31 MayTaxi service was introduced for the first time in New York City, USA.
14 JuneWomen got the right to vote in Norway.
19 SeptemberArtificial oil was first manufactured in history. This new material was invented by Scottish chemist James Yang.
26 SeptemberNew Zealand declared its independence.
28 SeptemberThe famous Indian freedom fighter Sardar Bhagat Singh was born at the age of 23 years.
16 NovemberOklahoma was recognized as the 46th state in the United States.
27 NovemberIndia's famous poet and writer Harivansh Rai Bachchan was born in Allahabad city in Uttar Pradesh.
06 DecemberThe first incident of dacoity related to India's freedom struggle occurred at Chingaripota railway station.
11 DecemberThe New Zealand parliament was completely destroyed by the fire.
17 DecemberUgyen Wangchuk became the first hereditary king of Bhutan.
19 DecemberThe explosion in the coal mine at Jacobs Creek in the US state of Pennsylvania killed 239 workers.
14 JanuaryMore than 1000 people died in the devastating earthquake in Kingston, the capital of the Caribbean country of Jamaica.
19 JanuaryEminent music composer Aminullah Hussain of Iran was born into an Iranian family in Turkmenistan.


Famous birthdays in the year 1907:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyNorman Pirie / Biochemist / United Kingdom
03 AugustErnesto Geisel / Politician / Brazil
04 SeptemberReggie Nalder / Actor / United States of America
06 JulyGeorge Stanley / Soldier / Canada
09 February Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter / Academic / United Kingdom
09 MayKathryn Kuhlman / Author / United States of America
14 MayHans von der Groeben / Journalist / Germany
16 AprilJoseph-Armand Bombardier / Business Man / Canada
18 DecemberBill Holland / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
19 January Briggs Cunningham / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
19 OctoberRoger Wolfe Kahn / Composer / United States of America
20 March Hugh MacLennan / Author / Canada
20 NovemberFran Allison / Entertainer / United States of America
25 JuneJ. Hans D. Jensen / Academic / Germany
27 DecemberAsaf Halet Çelebi / Poet / Turkey
27 February Mildred Bailey / Singer / United States of America
28 JuneJimmy Mundy / Composer / United States of America
29 SeptemberGeorge W. Jenkins / Business Man / United States of America
30 JuneRoman Shukhevych / Politician / Ukraine
30 March Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte / General / Germany

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1907:

YearName / Profession / Country
15 MaySukhdev Thapar / Activist / India
19 AugustHazari Prasad Dwivedi / Author / India
27 NovemberHarivansh Rai Bachchan / Writer / India
28 SeptemberBhagat Singh / Activist / India
26 March Mahadevi Varma / Poet / India
04 AugustSachindra Lal Singh / Politician / India
21 AugustP. Jeevanandham / Politician / India
02 AprilGajanan Jagirdar / Actor / India
NA NABakshi Ghulam Mohammad / Politician / India
NA NANana Palsikar / Actor / India
19 AugustAcharya Hajari Prasad Dwivedi / Writer / India
26 MarchMahadevi Verma / Author / India
19 AugustSwaran Singh / Politician / India
15 MaySukhdev Thapar / Freedom Fighter / India
05 AugustBezawada Gopala Reddy / Politician / India
01 AprilShivakumara Swami / Religious Leader / India
27 NovemberHarivansh Rai Bachchan / Poet / India
28 SeptemberShaheed Bhagat Singh / Freedom Fighter / India
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