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The results of the 1907 Reichstag election by constituency
The SPD loses almost half of its mandates in the “ Hottentot election ” at the 12th German Reichstag .
Map of the division of Persia into Russian and British zones of influence by the Treaty of St. Petersburg
In the Treaty of Saint Petersburg , Great Britain and Russia agree , among other things, on their areas of interest in Persia .
1907 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1355/56 (July turn of the year)
Ethiopian calendar 1899/1900 (September 11/12)
Baha'i calendar 63/64 (20/21 March)
Bengali solar calendar 1312/13 (beginning of the year April 14 or 15)
Buddhist calendar 2450/51 (Southern Buddhism); 2449/50 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 76th (77th) cycle

Year of the Fire Sheep 丁未 ( from February 13 , before that Fire Horse丙午)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1269/70 (April turn of the year)
Dangun era (Korea) 4240/41 (October 2nd/3rd)
Iranian calendar 1285/86 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1324/25 (February 13/14)
Japanese calendar Meiji 40 ( 明治40年);
Koki 2567
Jewish calendar 5667/68 (8/9 September)
Coptic calendar 1623/24 (September 11/12)
Malayalam calendar 1082/83
Rumi Calendar (Ottoman Empire) 1322/23 (March 1)
Seleucid era Babylon: 2217/18 (April turn of the year)

Syria: 2218/19 (October turn of the year)

Suriyakati Calendar (Thai Solar Calendar) 2449/50 (April 1)
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese calendar) 1963/64 (April)


politics and world affairs

alliance politics in Europe


Edward Mueller

German Empire/Denmark


Parliament in the first legislative period in 1907
Gustav V of Sweden
  • December 8: After the death of Oscar II , his eldest son Gustav V becomes King of Sweden . He refuses a coronation ceremony, making him the country's first "uncrowned" king.

Other events in Europe


  • September 11: Bloody riots in the Canadian port city of Vancouver – the riots are directed against Japanese immigrants who are being driven from their jobs by whites. When the Japanese fight back, whites storm the Asian neighborhood and burn it down.

United States of America

Charles Curtis
United States after absorbing Oklahoma
The US Atlantic Fleet in line, probably on departure from Hampton Roads , Virginia , 1907

Central America

South America

  • December 21: During the Iquique massacre , several hundred to 3,600 striking workers in the Chilean saltpeter industry and their families are shot dead by the military.


Central Asia

Mohammed Ali Shah

East Asia

  • July 19: Treaty between Russia and Japan : Japan annexes Korea and southern part of Manchuria , Russia annexes northern Manchuria.
  • July 19: Korean Emperor Gojong is forced to abdicate by Japan. Reason: He had sent a Korean delegation to the Hague Peace Conference to liberate Korea from Japanese dependence.
  • July 24: Korea is forced to sign an annexation treaty, becoming a Japanese protectorate .

Other events in Asia

International Conferences

  • June 15: Second Hague Peace Conference (until October 18) with 44 participating States on questions of martial law, disarmament and the peaceful settlement of international conflicts.
  • Congress of the Second International in Stuttgart


Panic of 1907

Crowds on Wall Street in October 1907



Other Economic Events

  • Henkel launched the detergent Persil in Germany.
  • October 26: The “ HOMA ” brand for margarine is entered in the German commercial register.

science and technology

Carl Hagenbeck 1907
The Nimrod the day before departure
Wall's lower jaw



Visual arts

Adele Bloch-Bauer I
Oil, silver and gold on canvas


music and theatre

sheet music waltz dream



Maria Montessori



mining disasters


  • January 14: A 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Kingston , Jamaica , kills about 1,600 people and destroys about 75% of the city.
  • October 21: an 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Central Asia , killing about 12,000

ship disasters

Postcard with reference to the sinking
  • February 21: British passenger liner Berlin sinks in storm in Hook of Holland Harbour . 128 people are killed.
  • February 22nd: The Austrian passenger liner Imperatrix hit the cliffs off Elafonisi on the southwest coast of Crete in a heavy storm. 40 people die.
  • 14 December: The world's largest schooner , the Thomas W. Lawson , the world's only seven -masted gaff schooner , runs aground, capsizes and sinks with 15 sailors and the pilot within the Isles of Scilly in a violent storm after the anchor chain broke. This leads to one of the first oil spills at sea.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .


Map of the route traveled

Nobel prizes

price person country Justification for the award image
Nobel Price for physics Albert A Michelson
United States 45 United States (born in Strelno , then Prussia ) Prussia Kingdom  "for his optical precision instruments and the spectroscopic and metrological investigations he carried out with them" ( Michelson interferometer ) Albert Abraham Michelson
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Edward Buchner
Deutsches Reich Deutsches Reich "for his biochemical investigations and the discovery of cell-free fermentation " Edward Buchner
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Alphonse Laveran
France France "in recognition of his work on the importance of protozoa as pathogens" Alphonse Lavaran
Nobel Prize in literature Rudyard Kipling
United Kingdom United Kingdom (born in Bombay , British India ) The Star of India Red Ensign "in recognition of the powers of observation, the primal imagination, and the manly strength of conception and descriptive skill which mark the creations of this world-renowned writer" Rudyard Kipling
Nobel Peace Prize Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italy 1861 Kingdom of Italy (born in Milan , Austria ) Austrian Empire  President of the Lombard Peace League Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
France France played a prominent role in various international congresses, notably the Hague Peace Conferences and the meetings of the Hague Conference on Private International Law Louis Renault



Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, 1938
Manfred of Ardenne, 1933


James A Michener


George Maurer
  • March 11: Georg Maurer , German poet, essayist and translator († 1971)
Helmuth James Graf von Moltke, January 1945
Zarah Leander, 1938


Mochizuki Minoru
  • April 11: Mochizuki Minoru , founder of Yoseikan Budo († 2003)
  • April 12: Eugène Chaboud , French Formula 1 and sports car racer (d. 1983)
  • April 12 Imogen Holst , English music writer, composer and conductor (died 1984)
  • April 12: François Lacour , French racing driver (d. 1986)
  • April 13 - Jack Bilbo , Jewish writer, painter, sea captain and (life) artist (died 1967)
  • April 13 – Roderich Menzel , Czech and German tennis player (died 1987)
  • April 14: François Duvalier , Haitian doctor, politician, president and dictator (died 1971)
  • April 15 Gerald Abrahams , British chess player, composer and author of mostly legal and chess-specific books (died 1980)
  • April 15: Jean Fourastié , French economist (died 1990)
Nikolaas Tinbergen, 1978


Wolf Graf Baudissin
Yang Shankun
John Wayne, 1963


Frank Whittle
Hans Jensen, 1963


Robert A Heinlein, 1976





Astrid Lindgren, 1994
Karl Mewis


Oscar Niemeyer, 1950s
Erich Mielke, 1976

Exact date of birth unknown


January February

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, 1897

March April

Ernst von Bergman

May June

July August

September October

November December

Self-portrait Paula Modersohn-Becker with camellia branch, 1907
King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway

Exact date of death unknown

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