1. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque unleash cubism upon the world. Picasso paints his seminal Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.
2. The Lusitania and the Mauretania are launched into transatlantic service.
3. The bubonic plague devastates India, killing 1.2 million people.
4. Irish playwright John Millington Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World debuts.
5. The Second Hauge Conference tackles the problem of global disarmament and establishes important conventions of international law.
6. The flow of immigrants to the US peaks at 1.2 million.
7. Pope Pius X purges the Modernist movement from the church.
8. Philosopher Henri Bergson introduces the idea of élan vital ("life force") in his work Creative Evolution.
9. The Panic of 1907 – depositors deplete the cash supply in a run on US banks.
10. Carl Hagenbeck opens the first modern zoo outside Hamburg.
11. The "mad monk" Rasputin enters the inner circle at the Czar’s court.
12. Dr. Sun Yat-sen proposes democratic reforms in China.
13. Bud Fisher’s Mutt and Jeff is the first comic strip to run during the week.

- Our Times: The Illustrated History of the 20th century

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