December 1907 in history

December 1907 events chronologically

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

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1907

Dec 5 Lin Biao a major Chinese Communist military leader who was pivotal in the communist victory in the Chinese Civil War, especially in Northeastern China. Lin was the general who commanded the decisive Liaoshen and Pingjin Campaigns, co-led the Manchurian Field Army of the People's Liberation Army into Beijing, and crossed the Yangtze River in 1949. He ranked third among the Ten Marshals. Zhu De and Peng Dehuai were considered senior to Lin, and Lin ranked directly ahead of He Long and Liu Bocheng
Dec 10 Lucien Laurent a French association football player. He is famous for having scored the first ever FIFA World Cup goal
Dec 15 Oscar Niemeyer considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. Niemeyer was best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasília, a planned city that became Brazil's capital in 1960, as well as his collaboration with other architects on the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. His exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of reinforced concrete was highly influential in the late 20th and early 21st centuries
Dec 22 Peggy Ashcroft an English actress whose career spanned 48 years.
Dec 24 I. F. Stone Isidor Feinstein Stone , born Isidor Feinstein, better known as F. Stone and Izzy Stone, was an American investigative journalist and author. He is best remembered for his self-published newsletter, F. Stone's Weekly, which was ranked 16th in a poll of his fellow journalists of "The Top 100 Works of Journalism in the United States in the 20th Century"
Dec 25 Cab Calloway a jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, where he was a regular performer
Dec 28 Erich Mielke a German secret police official in the service of the Soviet Union and East Germany.

Top 7 most famous people died in December 1907

Dec 4 Luis Sáenz Peña a lawyer and President of Argentina. He was the father of president Roque Sáenz Peña
Dec 8 Oscar II of Sweden King of Sweden from 1872 until his death and King of Norway from 1872 until 1905. The third son of King Oscar I of Sweden and Josephine of Leuchtenberg, he was a descendant of Gustav I of Sweden through his mother
Dec 15 Carola of Vasa a titular princess of Sweden, and the queen consort of Saxony. She was the last Queen of Saxony
Dec 17 William Thomson 1st Baron Kelvin a British mathematical physicist and engineer who was born in Belfast in 1824. At the University of Glasgow he did important work in the mathematical analysis of electricity and formulation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and did much to unify the emerging discipline of physics in its modern form. He worked closely with mathematics professor Hugh Blackburn in his work. He also had a career as an electric telegraph engineer and inventor, which propelled him into the public eye and ensured his wealth, fame and honour. For his work on the transatlantic telegraph project he was knighted by Queen Victoria, becoming Sir William Thomson. He had extensive maritime interests and was most noted for his work on the mariner's compass, which had previously been limited in reliability
Dec 21 Klara Hitler the mother of German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party Adolf Hitler.
Dec 23 Pierre Janssen credited with discovering the gaseous nature of the solar chromosphere, and with some justification the element helium.
Dec 31 Garrett Serviss (athlete) an American athlete who mostly completed in the high jump.