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Gregorian calendar 1907

Ab urbe condita 2660
Armenian calendar 1356
Bahá'í calendar 63 – 64
Buddhist calendar 2451
Coptic calendar 1623 – 1624
Ethiopian calendar 1899 – 1900
Hebrew calendar 5667 5668
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1962 – 1963
 - Shaka Samvat 1829 – 1830
 - Kali Yuga 5008 – 5009
Holocene calendar 11907
Iranian calendar 1285 – 1286
Islamic calendar 1324 – 1325
Japanese calendar Meiji 40

(明治 40年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2567
Julian calendar 1952
Korean calendar 4240
Thai solar calendar 2450
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Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar.



January 14: Earthquake in Jamaica.

  • January 6 – The first Montessori school and daycare center for working class children opens in Rome.
  • January 14 – An earthquake, in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
  • March – The 1907 Romanian Peasants' Revolt results in possibly as many as 11,000 deaths.
  • March 5 – At the opening of the new State Duma in St. Petersburg, Russia 40,000 demonstrators are dispersed by Russian troops.
  • March 15March 16Elections to the new Parliament of Finland are the first in the world with woman candidates, as well as the first elections in Europe where universal suffrage is applied. Nineteen women are elected.
  • March 22 – The first taxicabs with taxi meters begin operating in London.


  • June 15 – The Second Hague Peace Conference is held.
  • June 26Tiflis bank robbery: Bolsheviks attack a cash-filled bank coach in the centre of Tiflis, Georgia, killing forty people.
  • July 21 – The SS Columbia sinks after colliding with the lumber schooner San Pedro off Shelter Cove, California, U.S.A., resulting in 88 deaths.
  • July 25Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
  • August 1August 9Robert Baden-Powell leads the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, England.
  • August 29 – The partially completed superstructure of the Quebec bridge collapses entirely, claiming the lives of 76 workers.
  • August 31 – Count Alexander Izvolsky and Sir Arthur Nicolson sign the St. Petersburg Convention, which results in the establishment of the Triple Entente.


  • September 7 – The passenger liner RMS Lusitania makes its maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • September 26New Zealand and Newfoundland become dominions.
  • October – A committee of the Delegation for the Adoption of an International Auxiliary Language, made up of academics including Otto Jespersen, Wilhelm Ostwald and Roland Eotvos meet in Paris to select a language for international use. The committee ultimately decides to reform Esperanto.
  • October 17Guglielmo Marconi initiates commercial transatlantic radio communications between his high power longwave wireless telegraphy stations in Clifden Ireland and Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
  • October 18Hague Convention revised by (second) Hague Peace Conference (effective 26 January 1910).
  • October 27Černová tragedy: Fifteen people are shot during the consecration of a Catholic church in Hungary.
  • November – The new & largest passenger liner RMS Mauretania makes its maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • December 6Monongah Mining Disaster: A coal mine explosion kills 362 workers in Monongah, West Virginia, United States.
  • December 8 – Upon the death of Oscar II, he is succeeded by his son Gustaf V as king of Sweden.
  • December 19 – An explosion in a coal mine in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania kills 239.
  • December 21Santa María School massacre. In Chile soldiers fire at striking mineworkers gathered in the Santa María School in Iquique, over 2000 are killed.

Date unknown[]

  • The Diamond Sūtra, a woodblock printed Buddhist scripture dated 868, is discovered by Aurel Stein in the Mogao Caves in China; it is "the earliest complete survival of a dated printed book".[1]
  • The triode thermionic amplifier invented by Lee DeForest, starting the development of electronics as a practical technology.
  • The Autochrome Lumière is the first commercial color photography process.
  • Peking to Paris motor race, won by Prince Scipione Borghese driving a 7 litre 35/45 hp Itala.
  • The Moine Thrust Belt in Scotland is identified, one of the first to be discovered anywhere.[2]




  • March 8Constantine Karamanlis, Greek politician (d. 1998)
  • March 9Mircea Eliade, Romanian religious historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • March 12
    • Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
    • Arthur Hewlett, British actor (d. 1997)
  • March 15Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
  • March 16Hans Kleppen, Norwegian ski jumper (d. 2009)
  • March 17Takeo Miki, former Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1988)
  • March 18John Zachary Young, English biologist (d. 1997)
  • March 22Lucia dos Santos, Portuguese nun and visionary (d. 2005)
  • March 23Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born scientist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
  • March 27Mary Treen, American actress (d. 1989)
  • March 29"Braguinha", Brazilian songwriter (d. 2006)
  • March 30Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe officer (d. 1994)
  • April 1 – Dr. Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji, Indian born social reformer
  • April 11Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor (d. 2001)
  • April 12Felix de Weldon, Austrian-born sculptor (d. 2003)
  • April 13Harold Stassen, American politician (d. 2001)
  • April 15Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch ornithologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
  • April 18Bert Hazell, British politician (d. 2009)
  • April 21Wade Mainer, American singer and banjoist (d. 2011)
  • April 23
    • Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (d. 1975)
    • James Hayter, British actor (d. 1983)
  • April 24William Sargant, British psychiatrist (d. 1988)
  • April 29
    • Tino Rossi, French singer (d. 1983)
    • Fred Zinnemann, Austrian director (d. 1997)


  • May 1Oliver Hill, American lawyer (d. 2007)
  • May 2Pinky Lee, American comedian (d. 1993)
  • May 3Dorothy Young, American entertainer (d. 2011)
  • May 9Baldur von Schirach, Nazi official (d. 1974)
  • May 11Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
  • May 12Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)
  • May 13 – Dame Daphne du Maurier, English author (d. 1989)
  • May 14
    • Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan (d. 1974)
    • Johnny Moss, American poker player (d. 1995)
  • May 22
    • Hergé, Belgian comics author (d. 1983)
    • Lord Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen actor and director (d. 1989)
  • May 25U Nu, Burmese politician (d. 1995)
  • May 26
    • John Wayne, American actor (d. 1979)
    • Rachel Carson, American environmental writer (d. 1964)
  • May 30
    • Elly Beinhorn, German pilot (d. 2007)
    • Germaine Tillion, French anthropologist, member of French Resistance (d. 2008)
  • June 1Frank Whittle, British jet engine developer (d. 1996)
  • June 4Rosalind Russell, American actress (d. 1976)
  • June 14
    • Nicolas Bentley, British writer and illustrator (d. 1978)
    • René Char, French poet (d. 1988)
  • June 19Clarence Wiseman, Salvation Army general (d. 1985)
  • June 23James Meade, English economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • June 24Jean Schlumberger (jewelry designer) (d. 1987)
  • June 25J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
  • June 28Franciszka Themerson, Polish-born British artist and filmmaker (d. 1989)


  • July 5Yang Shangkun, President of the People's Republic of China (d. 1998)
  • July 6Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (d. 1954)
  • July 7Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction author (d. 1988)
  • July 16
    • Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (d. 1990)
    • Orville Redenbacher, American botanist and popcorn businessman (d. 1995)
  • July 19Paul Magloire, President of Haiti (d. 2001)
  • July 22Zubir Said, Singaporean composer of Singapore's national anthem (d. 1987)
  • July 27
    • Richard Beesly, British Olympic gold medal rower (d. 1965)
    • Ross Alexander, American actor (d. 1937)
  • August 2Mary Hamman, American writer and editor (d. 1984)
  • August 3Irene Tedrow, American actress (d. 1995)
  • August 7Albert Kotin, American painter (d. 1980)
  • August 8Benny Carter, American musician (d. 2003)
  • August 12Joe Besser, American comedian (d. 1988)
  • August 13Viscount William Waldorf Astor, British politician (d. 1966)
  • August 20Alan Reed, American actor and voice actor (d. 1977)
  • August 21Hy Zaret, American lyricist and composer (d. 2007)
  • August 24Bruno Giacometti, Swiss architect (d. 2012)
  • August 29Lurene Tuttle, American character actress (d. 1986)
  • August 31
    • Argentina Brunetti, Argentinian actress and writer (d. 2005)
    • Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (d. 2007)


  • September 2
    • Evelyn Hooker, American psychologist (d. 1996)
    • Miriam Seegar, American actress (d. 2011)
  • September 3Loren Eiseley, American author (d. 1977)
  • September 4
    • Frances Griffiths, Cottingley Fairies girl (d. 1986)
    • Reggie Nalder, Austrian actor (d. 1991)
  • September 12
    • Spud Chandler, American baseball player (d. 1990)
    • Louis MacNeice, Northern Irish poet (d. 1963)
  • September 15
    • Jimmy Wallington, American radio personality (d. 1972)
    • Fay Wray, Canadian-born actress (d. 2004)
  • September 18
    • Leon Askin, Austrian actor (d. 2005)
    • Edwin McMillan, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
  • September 23Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, Pretender to the throne of Portugal (d. 1976)
  • September 26Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (d. 1992)
  • September 27Maurice Blanchot, French philosopher and writer (d. 2003)
  • September 29
    • Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and businessman (d. 1998)
    • George W. Jenkins, American businessman (d. 1996)
  • October 1Ödön Pártos, Hungarian-Israeli violist and composer (d. 1977)
  • October 2
    • Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (d. 2001)
    • Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd, Scottish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
  • October 5Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
  • October 6Francisco Gabilondo Soler, (d. 1990)
  • October 9Lord Hailsham, British politician (d. 2001)
  • October 15Varian Fry, American journalist and rescuer (d. 1967)
  • October 19Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
  • October 28John Hewitt, Irish poet (d. 1987)
  • October 30Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)


Date unknown[]

  • Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (d. 1973)
  • Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer and composer (d. 1991)
  • Zhang Chongren, Chinese artist (d. 1998)
  • probableSultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, King of Malaysia (d. 1979)



  • January 13Jakob Hurt, Estonian folklorist, theologian, and linguist (b. 1839)
  • January 14Hermann Iseke, German doctor (b. 1856)
  • January 21Bertram Fletcher Robinson, English journalist, editor and author (b. 1870)
  • January 31Timothy Eaton, Canadian department store founder (b. 1834)
  • February 2Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist (b. 1834)
  • February 16
    • Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1835)
    • Clémentine of Orléans, daughter of King Louis-Philippe of France (b. 1817)
  • February 20Henri Moissan, French chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1852)
  • February 26C. W. Alcock, English footballer, journalist, and football promoter (b. 1842)
  • March 10George Douglas-Pennant, 2nd Baron Penrhyn, industrialist (b. 1836)
  • March 11Jean Casimir-Perier, President of France (b. 1847)
  • March 19Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American poet and novelist (b. 1836)
  • March 23Konstantin Pobedonostsev, statesman (b. 1827)
  • March 25Ernst von Bergmann, Baltic German surgeon (b. 1836)
  • April 23Alferd Packer, American cannibal (b. 1842)
  • May 12Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author (b. 1848)
  • May 19 – Sir Benjamin Baker, English civil engineer (b. 1840)
  • May 26Ida Saxton McKinley, American First Lady (b. 1847)
  • June 6J. A. Chatwin, English architect (b. 1830)
  • June 25John Hall, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1824)


Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsAlbert Abraham Michelson
  • ChemistryEduard Buchner
  • MedicineCharles Louis Alphonse Laveran
  • LiteratureRudyard Kipling
  • PeaceErnesto Teodoro Moneta, Louis Renault


  1. ^ "Sacred Texts: Diamond Sutra". British Library. 2003-11-30. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  2. ^ Peach, B. N. et al. The Geological Structure of the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Scotland. Glasgow: H.M.S.O. 
  • International Year Book: 1907 (1908) 1002pp, worldwide coverage online edition

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People of the year 1907 at Familypedia

169 people were born in 1907

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Pál Abonyi (1907-c1980)
Alexandra Adam (1907-1992)Heinrich Jakob Adam (1874-1941)Magdalena Presser (1882-1965)
Natalia Alborghetti (1907-1989)
David Burnie (Bunny) Allison (1907-)William Robert Allison (1875-)Kate Elizabeth O'Meagher (1884-)
Ruth Ann Andrus (1907-1949)Heber Andrus (1868-1914)Ann Ireland Bawden (1869-1955)
Adella May Anthoney (1907-1990)Charles Anthoney (1867-1955)Esther Louisa Long (1871-1946)
Stephen Koenig Armstrong (1907-1990)Willis J. Armstrong (1867-1930)Laura Mary Louise Koenig (1874-1956)
Joey Matenga Ashton (1907-1993)Te Ao Ahitana Matenga (Joseph Ashton) (c1870-)Kiti Karaka (1870-1927)
Byron Lamont Averett (1907-1971)Byron Averett (1871-1954)Sonora Elizabeth Averett (1875-1948)
Edna Marjorie T Baker (1907-1982)Edward Alexander Baker (1869-1951)Catherine Margaret Larkham (1881-1966)
Joseph Barak (1907-1987)Dennis Barak (1876-1941)Anna Band (1883-1931)
Geertje Beentjes (1907-1991)Johannes Beentjes (bef1907-)Maria Catharine de Boer (bef1907-)
Anthony Belenky (1907-1988)Henry Belenky (1882-1930)Brittany Brainin (1884-1937)
Gladys Winifred May Bool (1907-1992)Frederick Augustine Bool (1881-1915)Alice Ann Taunton (1883-1970)
Ellen Waller Borden (1907-1972)John Borden (1884-1961)Ellen Wallace Waller (1885-1974)
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36 children were born to the 73 women born in 1907

249 people died in 1907

 FatherMotherAge at death
Michael Abbott (c1821-1907)
Louisa Maria Adams (1846-1907)Henry Adams (1797-1866)Elizabeth Clarke (1822-1870)61
Needham Jasper Alford (1860-1907)Henderson Alford (1829-1863)Frances Sibley (1843-1900)
Sam Altman (1859-1907)
Dorothy Amory (1878-1907)Charles Walter Amory (1842-1913)Elizabeth Gardner (1843-1930)
Edward Gayer Andrews (1825-1907)George Andrews (1793-1873)Polly Walker (1797-1886)
Arthur Angel (1882-1907)Harkless Angel (1853-1931)Elizabeth Witt (1857-1932)
Alexander John Arbuthnot (1822-1907)Alexander Arbuthnot (1768-1828)Margaret Phoebe Bingham85
Charles Armstrong (1832-1907)Charles Armstrong (c1800-1865)Naomi Wright (1808-1896)75
John Armstrong (1829-1907)Charles Armstrong (c1800-1865)Naomi Wright (1808-1896)78
Thomas Arndell (1825-1907)Thomas Arndell (1799-1865)Sophia Loder (1803-1887)82
John Backhouse (1817-1907)John Backhouse (bef1817)Catherine Thompson (bef1817)90
John Baird (1827-1907)Robert Baird (1791-1862)Agnes McGowan (c1794-1846)
Lavinia Baker (1815-1907)John Baker (1783-1848)Martha Dennis (1786-1857)
William Baker (1822-1907)John Baker (1796-1874)Diana Smith (c1797-1866)85
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17689 people lived in 1907

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Marcelo (Lamadrid) Madrid (1859-1921)Timoteo (Lamadrid) MadridFrancisca Alguevar
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Andreas Honecker (1832-1912)Nomen nescioElisabeth Honecker (1821-1883)
Ludwik Wiktor Plater-Zyberk h. wł (1853-1938)Henryk Wacław Ksawery Plater-Zyberk (1811-1903)Adelaida von Keller (1817-1905)
Samantha Aaberg (1859-1930)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947)Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Grietje Breed (1845)
Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Cornelis Aangeenbrug (1802-1861)Geertje Pietersdr van der Neut (1801-c1835)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)
Petrus Johannes Aarts (1867-1918)Johannis Aarts (1818-1900)Geertruida van Gog (1838-1897)
Ashley Aartsen (1843-1920)Edward Aartsen (1810-1890)Janet Bennewitz (1813-1900)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Donatien Abadie (1820-1900)Clara Mermoz (1819-1903)
Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)Nancy Haugen (1855-1929)
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Events of the year 1907 at Familypedia

191 people were married in 1907.

 Joined with
Carel Steven Adama van Scheltema (1877-1924)Anna Catharina Kleefstra (1884-1977)
Anna Louise Allen (1880-1964)Edward Bridge Danson (1862-1927)
William Reierson Arbuthnot (1866-1938)Mabel Slade (1866-1947)
John Frederick Archer (1886-1964)Maggie Dugmore (1887-1949)
Raymond Asquith (1878-1916)Katharine Frances Horner (1885-1976)
Hastings Henry Macleay Baker (1885-1950)Rosannah Jane Rose (1891-1953)
William Josiah Baker (1875-1957)Lydia Jessie Tracey (1877-1964)
George Edward Baldwin (1880-1949)Frances Cook (1883-1934)
Warren Wallace Beckwith (1874-1955)Jessie Harlan Lincoln (1875-1948)+Blanche Jewell Cutter (1882-1973)+Vera Valentine Ward (1896-1973)
Mary Emily Beresford (1887-1935)Reginald Reynolds-Moreton (1869-1929)
James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley (1883-1968)Mary Lilian Holmes (-1928)+Edith Merandon du Plessis (-1976)
Edward Montague Bevege (1886-1942)Barbara Matilda Klinge (c1885-1951)
Beatrice May Blunt (1877-1941)Harry Spencer (c1879-)
Albin Ebenezer Bool (1874-1955)Ada Bugg (1881-1959)
Malcolm Bowes-Lyon (1874-1957)Winifred Gurdon-Rebow (1876-1957)
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There were 0 military battles in 1907.

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