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  Timeline: 1907
 
 
 
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 31, 1907 Paris-Roubaix Georges Passerieu (FRA) 270 km
April 14, 1907 Milan-San Remo Lucien Petit-Breton (FRA) 288 km
July 8 - Aug 4, 1907 Tour de France Lucien Petit-Breton (FRA) 14 Stages, 4,488 km
November 3, 1907 Giro di Lombardia Gustave Garrigou (FRA) 210 km
  • 1st Milan-San Remo - The Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport organized the first Milan-San Remo (“La Primavera”) Classic in 1907.
  • Nobel Prize - Rudyard Kipling was awarded England’s first Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Typhoid Mary - Irish-born Mary Mallon was a New York City cook. While unaffected by 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.
  • Taxi Cabs - The 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London.
  • The 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.
  • November 13, 1907 - French bicycle maker and engineer Paul Cornu designed, built, and flew the 1st helicopter (a twin rotor craft) while carrying a passenger.

Notable Deaths -
* Tour de France Champion:
Rene Pothier (Fra), died January 5, 1907. He was the 1906 TdF Champion and an extraordinary climber committed suicide after a failed love affair.

 

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