July 22, 1907 (Monday)
WEATHER RESEARCHERS LINE UP THEIR KITE-FLYING: The largest weather-related kite-flying experiment will get off the ground today at sites throughout America, including the Blue Hill Observatory near Boston. Scientists hope to establish some scientific principles upon which to base weather predictions. The founder of the observatory, Professor Abbot Lawrence Rotch (shown) will oversee the work at Blue Hill. Information gleaned from equipment attached to the kites will be recorded on the ground. The data are being gathered under the oversight of the international commission for scientific aeronautics, headquartered in Strasbourg, Germany. This is considered, according to today's Boston Globe, the "most extensive kite-flying experiments ever made in America."
ACQUITTED OF MURDER CHARGE, MAN HAS HIS PICTURE REMOVED FROM ROGUE'S GALLERY: A new dimension to one of New York City's most interesting legal cases has surfaced with word that New York's Gov. Hughes has signed a law that changes the penal code and requires that records (photographs and Bertillon information) be removed from police possession in the wake of an acquittal of criminal charges. This case involves the acquittal -- on appeal -- of murder charges of Roland B. Molineux, the son of Civil War general Edward Molineux. He was charged in the death of Katherine Adams in 1898.