The Carrickfergus Model School in County Antrim, Ireland (now Northern Ireland) is seen here on the 19th of July, 1907. The school opened in the Victorian era, and is still running today.
The seaside resort of Hornsea in East Riding of Yorkshire, England was devastated by storms in March of 1906. The timber defences along the coastline were destroyed, and much of the beach was swept away.
Around 1907 work began on a new seawall. It can be seen completed in the second image, taken in 1910.
Norwegian women participate in at a suffrage march in New York in 1913. X
Women in Norway earned the right to vote in stages, however a milestone was reached on the 14th of June, 1907, when middle class women were finally granted permission to vote in parliamentary elections.
While women’s suffrage came fairly early to Norway, by this point in time women in countries such as New Zealand and Australia had had full voting rights for several years.
Women vote in 1909.
The first Norwegian parliamentary election to include women was held in 1909.
It was not until 1913 that women’s voting rights equal to men’s were granted.
William Whiteley, Yorkshire-born entrepreneur and founder of Whiteleys department store in London, was murdered on the 24th of January, 1907.
His killer was a young man who claimed to be his illegitimate son. The man shot Whiteley dead in his shop.
Whiteley’s will left £1 000 000, which is the equivalent of about £90 000 000 today.
The funeral procession is seen here on the 30th of January, making its way through Ladbroke Grove.
Carts of Christmas turkeys are lined up on the quays of Waterford, Ireland, in a photograph dated the 16th of December, 1907.
The ship RMS Mauretania completes a speed trial off St Abbs in Scotland on the 18th of September, 1907.
The Queensboro Bridge in New York City, photographed under construction on the 8th of August, 1907.
Russian police file on Joseph Stalin
On the 26th of June, 1907, armed Bolsheviks stole a bank cash shipment in Tiflis (now Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia). Using bombs and guns, the attackers surrounded military and police in Yerevan (now Freedom) Square.
Amongst those involved in organising the robbery were future Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, and Vladimir Lenin.
Forty people were killed and fifty others were injured in the attack.
Yerevan Square in the 19th century. X
The equivalent of millions of dollars were stolen, but in the end much of the money could not be used to fund Bolshevik activities, as the banknotes’ serial numbers were known to authorities.