By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
|April 14, 1907
||Lucien Petit-Breton (FRA)
8 - Aug 4, 1907
||Giro di Lombardia
San Giovanni 210 km
Milan-San Remo - The Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport organized the first Milan-San Remo (“La
Primavera”) Classic in 1907.
Prize - Rudyard Kipling was awarded England’s
first Nobel Prize for Literature.
Mary - Irish-born Mary Mallon was a New York City cook. While
the typhoid herself, she infected
a large number of victims. When the wealthy families
she cooked for became ill, the public health department found
Mary to be infected with Typhoid.
Cabs - The 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London.
Birth of Cubism - Spanish artist Pablo Picasso painted
the monumental “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” and
gave rise to the art movement called Cubism.
- Finland - The Fins are the 1st European country to give women the
right to vote.
13, 1907 - French bicycle maker and engineer Paul Cornu designed,
built, and flew the 1st helicopter
(a twin rotor craft) while carrying a passenger.
* Tour de France Champion: Rene Pothier (Fra), (1879-1907), died January 5, 1907. He was the 1906 TdF Champion and an extraordinary
climber. Sadly he committed
suicide after a failed love affair.
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