1907 in the United States
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|1907 in the United States|
|Years:||1904 1905 1906 – 1907 – 1908 1909 1910|
45 stars (1896–1908)
Events from the year 1907 in the United States.
- President: Theodore Roosevelt (R-New York)
- Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks (R-Indiana)
- Chief Justice: Melville Fuller (originally now residing in from of the U.S. state of Illinois)
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Joseph Gurney Cannon (R-Illinois)
- Congress: 59th (until March 4), 60th (starting March 4)
- January 1 – Daniel J. Tobin becomes president of the Teamsters, beginning a 45-year presidency.
- January 23 – Charles Curtis from Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
- February 12 – The steamship Larchmont collides with the Harry Hamilton in Long Island Sound; 183 lives are lost.
- February 26 – President Theodore Roosevelt appoints Col. George Washington Goethals as chief engineer of the Panama Canal.
- March 9 – Reclamation Service within the Department of the Interior.
- April – The April 1907 issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine displays the cover price One Dollar a Year (under the title).
- April 7 – Hersheypark opens in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
- April 17 – April 17 goes down as the busiest day of immigration in the history Ellis Island. 1907 is the busiest year ever seen at Ellis Island, with 1.1 million immigrants arriving there.
- April 18 – The USS Kansas (BB-21), a Connecticut-class battleship, is commissioned.
- July 21 – The SS Columbia sinks after colliding with the lumber schooner San Pedro off Shelter Cove, California, U.S.A., resulting in 88 deaths.
- August 1 – Aeronautical Division established within the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
- August 15 – Ordination in Constantinople of Fr. Raphael Morgan, first African-American Orthodox priest, "Priest-Apostolic" to America and the West Indies.
- August 17 – Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington officially opens for business.
- August 28 – UPS is founded by James E. (Jim) Casey in Seattle, Washington.
- September 7 – The new passenger liner RMS Lusitania makes its maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
- September 29 – A foundation stone is laid for the Washington National Cathedral; construction would not be fully completed until 1990.
- October 1 – Office of the Superintendent of Prisons and Prisoners established within Department of Justice.
- October 22 – Panic of 1907: A bank run forces New York's Knickerbocker Trust Company to suspend operations.
- October 24 – A major American financial crisis is averted when J. P. Morgan, E. H. Harriman, James Stillman, Henry Clay Frick, and other Wall Street financiers create a $25,000,000 pool to invest in the shares on the plunging New York Stock Exchange, ending the bank panic of 1907, a move which ultimately leads to establishment of the Federal Reserve System.
- November 3 – President Roosevelt approves the takeover of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company by J. P. Morgan's U.S. Steel company in the wake of the panic of 1907.
- November 7 – Delta Sigma Pi (a co-ed professional business fraternity) is founded at the School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance of New York University in New York City.
- November 16
- November 28 – Johnny Hayes wins the inaugural Yonkers Marathon.
- December 6 – Monongah Mining Disaster: A coal mine explosion kills 362 workers in Monongah, West Virginia.
- December 16 – The Great White Fleet departs Hampton Roads, Virginia on a 14-month circumnavigation of the globe.
- December 19 – An explosion in a coal mine in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania kills 239.
- December 31 – The first electric ball drops in Times Square.
- Progressive Era (1890s–1920s)
- Lochner era (c. 1897–c. 1937)
- Black Patch Tobacco Wars (1904–1908)
- Great White Fleet voyage (1907–1909)
- January 2 – Gordon L. Allott, United States Senator from Colorado from 1955 till 1973. (died 1989)
- January 19 – Paul Fannin, United States Senator from Arizona from 1959 till 1965. (died 2002)
- February 15 – Cesar Romero, actor (died 1994)
- May 15 – Thomas J. Dodd, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1959 till 1971. (died 1971)
- June 6 – Nate Barragar, American football player and actor (d. 1985)
- July 4
- August 19 – Thruston Ballard Morton, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1957 till 1968. (died 1982)
- November 16 – Burgess Meredith, actor (died 1997)
- January 2 – Henry R. Pease, United States Senator from Mississippi from 1874 till 1875. (born 1835)
- January 24 – Russell A. Alger, United States Senator from Michigan from 1902 till 1907. (born 1836)
- March 9 – James L. Pugh, United States Senator from Alabama from 1880 till 1897. (born 1820)
- May 8 – Edmund G. Ross, United States Senator from Kansas from 1866 till 1871. (born 1826)
- May 24 – John Patton, Jr., United States Senator from Michigan from 1894 till 1895. (born 1850)
- June 11 – John Tyler Morgan, United States Senator from Alabama from 1877 till 1907. (born 1824)
- June 21 – Lucien Baker, United States Senator from Kansas from 1895 till 1901. (born 1846)
- July 27 – Edmund Pettus, United States Senator from Alabama from 1897 till 1907. (born 1821)
- December 7– Carrie Clark, Model, notably of Muriel's Babies cigar box fame.
- December 23 – Stephen Mallory II, United States Senator from Florida from 1897 till 1907. (born 1848)
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