What Happened on February 1, 1909

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah, opens
  • US forces withdraw from Cuba after liberal Jose Miguel Gomez becomes president; ensuing political instability will bring a threat of US intervention in 1912

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Hall, Governor (Somaliland Protectorate)
  • George Beverly Shea, American gospel singer, born in Winchester, Ontario
  • Helen Chandler, actress (Christopher Strong, Dracula), born in Charleston, South Carolina