< MCMVII = 1907 >
Events in 1907
|12 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|2 February:|| ||Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist, inventor of the periodic table of elements, dies in St. Petersburg, aged 72.|
|13 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Horse makes way for the Year of the Ram.|
|24 February:|| ||The Royal Dutch Shell Group is created when the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company, founded in 1890, and the "Shell" Transport and Trading Company Ltd, founded in 1897 in the United Kingdom, merge to better compete with Standard Oil.|
|25 March:|| ||The first roundabout for traffic in Paris is created at the Place de l' Étoile.|
|28 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|31 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|17 April:|| ||The immigration office on Ellis Island near New York registers 12000 fortune seekers, the greatest number ever in one day.|
|19 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|16 July:|| ||The New York Times reports on the Archimedes Palimpsest as a “Big Literary Find in Constantinople” by Danish philologist Johan Ludvig Heiberg.|
|4 September:|| ||Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer, dies after a long illness in Bergen at age 64, his last words being “Well, if it must be so”.|
|18 September:|| ||Edwin McMillan, American physicist, is born in Redondo Beach, California.|
|18 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|25 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1325 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|21 October:|| ||Workman Daniel Hartmann discovers an old jaw in a sandpit, identified by professor Otto Schoetensack of the University of Heidelberg as a new human species, Homo heidelbergensis.|
|25 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|7 December:|| ||Belgian American Leo Baekeland patents bakelite, the first plastic.|
|10 December:|| ||Rudyard Kipling is awarded the first British Nobel Prize for Literature.|
|17 December:|| ||Lord Kelvin, mathematical physicist who, among other things, formulated the limit to temperature at absolute zero, dies at his home in Sale, Cheshire, at age 70.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1907
Hormuzd Rassam, George Freeth, Leo Tolstoy, Camille Saint-Saëns, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Meiji the Great, Henri Becquerel, Antoni Gaudí, Jacobus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Auguste Verneuil, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner, Rudolf Diesel, Charles Eastman, Giacomo Puccini, Max Planck, Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Gustav Mahler, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Alois Alzheimer, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Wilbur Wright, Maxim Gorky, Nicholas II, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Vladimir Lenin, Marcel Proust, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, Manfred von Richthofen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev and Kurt Gödel celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1907 was a common year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1811, 1822, 1833, 1839, 1850, 1861, 1867, 1878, 1889, 1895 and 1901 in the century before it and 1918, 1929, 1935, 1946, 1957, 1963, 1974, 1985, 1991 and 2002 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1907 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 October 2017.