1907 events in history

Jan 6 Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy
Jan 14 An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000
Jan 26 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
Jan 29 Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator
Feb 7 The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS)
Mar 24 The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published
Apr 15 Triangle Fraternity was founded at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Apr 17 The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day
Apr 24 Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened
Apr 30 Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city
May 11 Thirty-two Shriners are killed when their chartered train derails at a switch near Surf Depot in Lompoc, California
May 23 The unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session
May 27 Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California
May 28 The first Isle of Man TT race was held
Jun 11 George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket
Jun 14 Norway grants women the right to vote
Jun 22 The London Underground's Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens
Jun 26 The 1907 Tiflis bank robbery took place in Yerevan Square, now Freedom Square, Tbilisi
Jul 7 Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City
Jul 21 The passenger steamer SS Columbia collides with the steam schooner San Pedro off Shelter Cove, California, causing the Columbia to sink killing 88 people
Jul 29 Sir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp runs from August 1 to August 9, 1907, and is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement
Aug 1 The start of the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement
Aug 3 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal
Aug 9 The first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in southern England
Aug 15 Ordination in Constantinople of Fr. Raphael Morgan, the first African-American Orthodox priest, "Priest-Apostolic" to America and the West Indies
Aug 17 Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, Washington, opened
Aug 29 The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers
Aug 31 Count Alexander Izvolsky and Sir Arthur Nicolson sign the St. Petersburg Convention, which results in the Triple Entente alliance
Sep 7 Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York City
Sep 26 New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire
Sep 29 The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital
Sep 30 McKinley National Memorial, the final resting place of assassinated U.S. President William McKinley and his family, is dedicated in Canton, Ohio
Oct 9 Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated
Oct 17 Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland
Oct 22 Panic of 1907: A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will lead to a depression
Oct 27 Černová massacre: Fifteen people are killed in the Hungarian half of Austria-Hungary when a gunman opens fire on a crowd gathered at a church consecration. This would led to protests over the treatment of minorities in Austria-Hungary
Nov 7 Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University
Nov 7 Jesús García saves the entire town of Nacozari de García by driving a burning train full of dynamite six kilometers (3.7 miles) away before it can explode
Nov 9 The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday
Nov 16 Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania, sister ship of RMS Lusitania, sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York City
Nov 16 Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory join to form Oklahoma, which is admitted as the 46th U.S. state
Nov 28 In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater
Dec 6 A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia, kills 362 workers
Dec 8 King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne
Dec 10 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 that have been vivisected
Dec 11 The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire
Dec 14 The schooner Thomas W. Lawson runs aground and founders near the Hellweather's Reef within the Isles of Scilly in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die
Dec 16 The American Great White Fleet begins its circumnavigation of the world
Dec 17 Ugyen Wangchuck is crowned first King of Bhutan
Dec 19 239 coal miners die in a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania