What Happened on December 9, 1906

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo

Famous Birthdays

  • Freddy Martin, orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Grace Hopper, American computer scientist and US Navy admiral who invented the first compiler for a universal computer programming language and is credited with coining the phrase 'debugging’, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
  • Greet Koeman, Dutch singer