What Happened on June 16, 1909

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

Famous Birthdays

  • Archie Fairley Carr, biologist (d. 1987)
  • Willi Boskovsky, Austria, conductor (new years concert)