Major political events in 1907 would set up major events for the coming years. In a continuation of the civil unrest in the Russian Empire, there was a massive protest of over 40,000 people in front of the State Duma (a legislative body in the latter days of the Russian Empire) that had to be disbursed.


The unrest would culminate in a total revolution in Russian politics and society, with the Empire coming to an end with the abdication of Czar Nicholas II ten years later, in 1917.

In another major political event, Britain, France, and Russia formed the Triple Entente in 1907. This agreement between these powers formed the basis for what would eventually be called the Allied Powers of World War I. In the meantime, the Entente balanced out their rivals in the Triple Alliance, which consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy (although Italy would eventually join the Allies in 1915).

There were some notable developments in film and theatre in 1907 as well. In film, Louis B. Mayer opened his first movie theatre, and would go on to open a large chain of theatres. Mayer would become so successful that he eventually went into the production side of the movie business, developing the production company that would become known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Also, the film titled, “L’ Enfant prodigue,” Europe’s first feature-length film, premiered in Paris this year.

In the field of theatre, George Cohan’s Talk of the Town opened in New York City, and George Bernard Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell premiered in London.

In addition to these events, there were some significant cultural events that occurred this year. In Seattle, Washington, the famous Pike Place Market was dedicated. It would become a tremendous seafood market and the home of the immensely popular coffee company, Starbucks. 1907 would be significant for Western culture and the development of the science of psychology, as Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud metfor the first time this year in Vienna.

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Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1907

Peace Prize

  • Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
  • Louis Renault


  • Rudyard Kipling


  • Albert Abraham Michelson


  • Eduard Buchner

Physiology or Medicine

  • Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran
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Music charts

Which were the top hits of 1907?


Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer

Directed by: Don Taylor



Directed by: Hoku Uchiyama

El grito de Dolores o La independencia de México

El grito de Dolores o La independencia de México

Directed by: Felipe de Jesús Haro

Starring: Felipe de Jesús Haro

Robbery Under Arms

Robbery Under Arms

Directed by: Charles MacMahon

Starring: Jim Gerald, George Merriman, Lance Vane, William Duff

Country: Australia

Komm du kleines Kohlenmädchen

Komm du kleines Kohlenmädchen

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1907 in the USA ?


Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1907?


  • 01 Jan President Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in one day.
  • 06 Jan Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome.
  • 12 Jan Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal.
  • 14 Jan An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
  • 15 Jan 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee de Forest.
  • 21 Jan Kenora Thistles sweep Montana Wanderers in two for the Stanley Cup.
  • 25 Jan Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to National Institute of Arts & Letters
  • 26 Jan The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the second oldest military rifle still in official use.
  • 07 Feb The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
  • 11 Feb Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, 322 die
  • 13 Feb English suffragettes storm British Parliament and 60 women are arrested.
  • 21 Feb SS Berlin sinks off Hoek van Holland Netherlands (142 dead).
  • 25 Feb US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic.
  • 26 Feb Royal Oil and Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP).
  • 02 Mar General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal.
  • 15 Mar Finland is first European country to give women the right to vote.
  • 19 Mar 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch Nevada (state record).
  • 21 Mar US invades Honduras.
  • 22 Mar The first taxicabs with taxi meters begin operating in London.
  • 24 Mar The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
  • 25 Mar Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
  • 11 Apr New York Giants Roger Bresnahan becomes first catcher to wear shin guards.
  • 12 Apr Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns.
  • 17 Apr Ellis Island, New York - 11,745 immigrants arrive
  • 18 Apr Fairmont Hotel opens.
  • 19 Apr 11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24.
  • 24 Apr Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
  • 30 Apr Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
  • 01 May Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Netherlands-Indies).
  • 02 May Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian Government.
  • 06 May 33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6.
  • 07 May Charles Collier wins first Isle of Man TT Race (38.22 mph).
  • 11 May Bank of SF incorporated
  • 21 May 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4.
  • 22 May Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex versus Somerset.
  • 23 May The unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
  • 26 May Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits New York Highlanders, 8-1 in five inning game.
  • 28 May Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held
  • 30 May 41st Belmont Stakes: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins.
  • 04 Jun Automatic washer and dryer introduced
  • 05 Jun Automatic washer and dryer are introduced
  • 11 Jun Northants all out for 12 vs. Gloucestershire
  • 12 Jun Yanks commit 11 errors and lose 14-6 to Tigers
  • 14 Jun Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
  • 15 Jun 44 nations meet in second Hague Peace Conference.
  • 21 Jun E W Scripps founded United Press
  • 22 Jun The London Underground's Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
  • 26 Jun Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis
  • 28 Jun Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
  • 03 Jul Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
  • 04 Jul Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 08 Jul Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.
  • 18 Jul French troops occupy Casablanca
  • 21 Jul The SS ''Columbia'' sinks after colliding with the lumber schooner ''San Pedro'' off Shelter Cove, California, U.S.A., resulting in 88 deaths.
  • 23 Jul 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • 25 Jul Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
  • 29 Jul 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France
  • 01 Aug Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division
  • 02 Aug Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington and loses 3-2 to Detroit
  • 07 Aug Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland
  • 09 Aug The first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in southern England.
  • 10 Aug Prince Scipone Borchesi wins Peking to Paris, 7,500 mile auto rally.
  • 13 Aug 1st taxicab (NYC)
  • 14 Aug Ha-Tikva adopted as official Zionist hymn
  • 15 Aug Ordination in Constantinople of Fr. Raphael Morgan, first African-American Orthodox priest, ''Priest-Apostolic'' to America and the West Indies.
  • 16 Aug Abd al-Hafid proclaims himself Sultan of Morocco
  • 17 Aug Bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union
  • 22 Aug Colin Buchanan, town planner
  • 26 Aug Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 seconds
  • 28 Aug United Parcel Service (UPS) is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
  • 29 Aug The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • 31 Aug Britain and Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia and Tibet
  • 07 Sep Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • 08 Sep Pius X publishes encyclical Pasceni dominici gregis (anti-modernism)
  • 12 Sep Lusitania arrives in NYC after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)
  • 13 Sep Interprovincial Rugby Football union (Big Four) forms with Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders and Montreal Foot Ball
  • 19 Sep Frank A. Leach becomes US Mint director.
  • 23 Sep Proclamation sets fineness and weight of silver and bronze coins of Canada
  • 26 Sep New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
  • 29 Sep Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral.
  • 30 Sep Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice and Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs. Boston)
  • 01 Oct Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens
  • 05 Oct Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays first game (Montreal 17 Toronto 8).
  • 09 Oct Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.
  • 12 Oct Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
  • 16 Oct Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St, New York City
  • 17 Oct Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.
  • 18 Oct Hague Convention revised by (second) Hague Peace Conference (effective 26 January 1910).
  • 19 Oct 1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop / Van Ravesteyn / Ceton)
  • 22 Oct Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum and Bailey circus
  • 25 Oct Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
  • 27 Oct Černová tragedy: Fifteen people are shot during the consecration of a Catholic church in Hungary.
  • 02 Nov Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published
  • 07 Nov Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins
  • 09 Nov Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
  • 13 Nov French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
  • 16 Nov Oklahoma becomes 46th US state.
  • 28 Nov In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.
  • 30 Nov Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle.
  • 02 Dec Tommy Burns knocks out Gunner Moir in 10 to retain the heavyweight boxing title.
  • 03 Dec George Cohan's musical "Talk of the Town" premieres in New York City, New York.
  • 06 Dec A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia kills 362 workers.
  • 07 Dec In Bellefontaine, Ohio, USA, a falling meteorite starts a fire, destroying a house.
  • 08 Dec King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
  • 09 Dec Gustav Mahler departs Vienna.
  • 10 Dec Ruyard Kipling receives Nobel Prize for literature.
  • 11 Dec The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • 13 Dec George Gunn scores 119 on Test debut versus Australia Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • 14 Dec 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.
  • 16 Dec The U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet is launched from Hampton Roads, Virginia, on an around-the-world voyage.
  • 17 Dec Ugyen Wangchuck became first hereditary king of Bhutan.
  • 19 Dec Gas explosion at Jacobs Creek Pa, coal mine kills 239
  • 20 Dec Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91.
  • 21 Dec Dutch government of De Master falls due to war budget.
  • 31 Dec G Mahler conducts the Metropolitan Opera