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Top News Stories from 1907

World Events

World Statistics

Population: 4.378 billion
population by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Ernesto T. Moneta (Italy) and Louis Renault (France)
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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks
Population: 87,008,000
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  • Fall of the stock market sparks financial panic across the U.S.
  • Oklahoma becomes the country's 46th state.

Economics

Federal spending: $0.58 billion
Unemployment: 2.8%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02

Sports

World Series
Chicago Cubs d. Detroit (4-0-1)
Stanley Cup
Kenora Thistles/Montreal Wanderers
Wimbledon
Women: May Sutton d. D. Chambers (6-1 6-4)
Men: Norman Brookes d. A. Gore (64 62 62)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Pink Star
NCAA Football Champions
Yale (9-0-1)

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature: Rudyard Kipling (UK)
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Events

  • Florenz Ziegfeld introduces his Ziegfeld Follies, the legendary musical extravaganzas.

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Eduard Buchner (Germany), discovery of cell-less fermentation and investigations in biological chemistry
Physics: Albert A. Michelson (US), for spectroscopic and metrologic investigations
Physiology or Medicine: Charles L. A. Laveran (France), for work with protozoa in the generation of disease
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