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1907

1908

history - Japanese immigration to the U.S.A. is forbidden - Young Turk Revolution - Bulgaria declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire - the Bosnian Crisis begins after the Austro-Hungarian Empire annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina

culture - Frenchman Henri Farman pilots the first passenger flight - in Persia, the first major commercial oil discovery in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the United Kingdom - Ornament und Verbrechen (Ornament and Crime) essay by Adolf Loos argues for the exclusion of ornamentation from buildings - Emile Cohl makes the first fully animated film, Fantasmagorie - L. Frank Baum: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz - E.M. Forster: A Room with a View - Arthur Schnitzler: Der Weg ins Freie - H.G. Wells: A Modern Utopia - Wilhelm Busch (†) - Richard Gerstl (†)

music - Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole - Claude Debussy: Children's Corner - Arnold Schönberg: String Quartet No. 2 - Anthony Maggio publishes a dance band orchestration of early Blues I Got The Blues - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (†) - first published (in New Orleans) Blues: "I Got the Blues (Up-to-Date Rag)" by Antonio Maggio

1909

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