1907

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Tom Bonduras at the Bright Star restaurant in 1907

1907 was the 36th year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.

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Terrace Court apartments
Bessemer Public Library

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In 1907 an earthquake killed nearly 1,000 in Jamaica. Romanian peasant rose in revolt. Robert Baden-Powell led his first Boy Scout camp. Oklahoma became the 46th state. Gustav V succeeded Oscar II as King of Sweden. New York began the New Year's Eve tradition of a ball drop in Times Square. Rudyard Kipling won the Nobel prize for literature.

Notable people born in 1907 include actors Gene Autry, Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Barbara Stanwyck, John Wayne and Fay Wray; architect Oscar Niemeyer; artist Frida Kahlo; authors Rachel Carson, Robert Heinlein and Daphne du Maurier; businessman Orville Redenbacher; cartoonists Hergé and William Steig; Haitian dictator François Duvalier; Justices Warren Burger and Lewis Powell Jr; poet W. H. Auden; and singers Cab Calloway and Tino Rossi.

Notable deaths in 1907 included author Sully Prudhomme; chemist Dmitri Mendeleev; composer Edvard Grieg; engineer William Le Baron Jenney; and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

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