What Happened in 1909 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 193 of 193

  • Jun 27 Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in Neth (Belgium count De Lambert)
  • Jun 27 23rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-0, 6-1)
  • Jun 28 1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens
  • Jun 30 Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to no decision in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 3 26th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dora Boothby beats A Morton (6-4 4-6 8-6)
  • Jul 3 33rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats J Ritchie (6-8 1-6 6-2 6-2 6-2)
  • Jul 8 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights
  • Jul 12 16th Amendment approved (power to tax incomes)
  • Jul 14 Germany chancellor Bernhard von Bulow resigns

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Jul 15 Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 16 Det & Wash play longest scoreless game in AL history-18 innings
  • Jul 19 Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball executes an unassisted triple play
  • Jul 24 Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Jul 25 France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel

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Jul 27 Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s

  • Jul 30 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Jul 30 Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army
  • Jul 31 Bill Burns pitching for White Sox has 2nd no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th
  • Aug 1 British SS Waratah disappears on Sydney to London, 300 killed
  • Aug 1 7th Tour de France won by Francois Faber of Luxembourg
  • Aug 2 1st Lincoln head pennies minted
  • Aug 2 Army Air Corps formed as Army takes 1st delivery from Wright Brothers

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Aug 4 Ump Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting at A's 2nd baseman Eddie Collins, who had questioned a call, this leads to Hurst's banishment

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Aug 6 Alice Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip.
  • Aug 7 US issues 1st Lincoln penny
  • Aug 10 Algemeene Netherland Toonkunstenars Ver (ANTV) begins
  • Aug 11 SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC
  • Aug 11 Warren Bardsley (136 & 130) 1st to get twin tons in a Test

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Aug 18 Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River.

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Aug 19 Indianapolis 500 race track opens
  • Aug 24 Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal
  • Aug 26 Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 & 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucs
  • Aug 26 Middlesex beat Gloucs (Bristol) by Inn & 31 in a single day
  • Aug 27 Jack Chesbro's final Highlander game
  • Aug 27 29th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats William Clothier (6-1, 6-2, 5-7, 1-6, 6-1)
  • Aug 29 AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m
  • Aug 29 World's 1st air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtiss (USA) wins
  • Aug 30 Burgess Shale fossils discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
  • Aug 31 A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball
  • Aug 31 Thure Johnstown wins Stockholm marathon (2:40:34.2)
  • Sep 2 King Edward VII signs South Africa Act
  • Sep 6 Word received that American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole, 5 months earlier
  • Sep 7 Eugene Lefebvre becomes first pilot to die in an airplane craft, while test piloting new French-built Wright biplane at Juvisy
  • Sep 9 Jack Johnson fights Al Kaufman to no decision in 10 for boxing title
  • Sep 11 Max Wolf rediscovers Halley's comet
  • Sep 12 World's first patent for synthetic rubber granted to German chemist Fritz Hofmann
  • Sep 13 Ty Cobb clinches AL HR title with his 9th HR (all inside-the-park)
  • Sep 17 Denis Peyrony and Louis Capitan discover the skull of an adult male Neanderthal (La Ferrassie 1) during excavations in a rock shelter near La Ferrassie, France
  • Sep 18 Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det
  • Sep 20 The British Parliament passes the South Africa Act; it calls for union of Cape Colony, Natal, Orange River Colony, and Transvaal; and both English and Dutch as official languages
  • Sep 25 Hudson-Fulton Celebration opens in NY
  • Sep 27 US President Taft sets aside some 3 million acres of oil-rich public land (including Teapot Dome, Wyoming) for conservation purposes
  • Oct 2 1st rugby match (Twickenham)
  • Oct 8 Chicago Cubs beat NY Giants 4-2 in a playoff to win NL pennant
  • Oct 9 Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game
  • Oct 14 Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series
  • Oct 16 Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Oct 16 Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series
  • Oct 18 Comte de Lambert of France sets airplane altitude record of 300 m
  • Oct 24 Italy and Russia sign the Racconigi Pact in which both nations promise to support the status quo in the Balkans
  • Oct 26 Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, and former Japanese Prime Minister, shot and killed by Korean nationalist in Harbin, China
  • Nov 4 Opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" is produced (Munich)
  • Nov 7 Knights of St Peter Claver founded in Mobile, Alabama; Ladies Auxiliary formed in 1922
  • Nov 11 Construction of US navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, begins
  • Nov 11 J M Synge's "Tinker's Wedding" premieres in London

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Nov 12 Mackenzie King takes his seat in the House of Commons as Minister of Labour

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Nov 13 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry, Illinois
  • Nov 13 Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Nov 13 Collier's magazine accuses U.S. Secretary of the Interior Richard Ballinger of questionable dealings in Alaskan coal fields.
  • Nov 16 EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms
  • Nov 18 US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya
  • Nov 19 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper denies corruption
  • Nov 20 Jack Williams of Ottawa Rough Riders kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Nov 23 7.17" (18.2 cm) of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state rec)
  • Nov 23 Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes
  • Nov 26 Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
  • Nov 30 9th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Sydney (5-0)

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Nov 30 The British House of Lords rejects the 'People's Budget' prepared by David Lloyd George, which tried to shift the tax burden to the wealthy. This led to the Parliament Act intended to stop the unelected house overruling the will of the elected house.

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • Dec 1 1st Christmas Club payment made, to Carlisle Trust Co, Pa
  • Dec 1 1st Israeli kibbutz founded, Deganya Alef
  • Dec 4 1st CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Toronto Parkdale, 26-6
  • Dec 7 Belgian-born Leo Baekeland, Yonkers, NY, patents 1st thermosetting plastic (Bakelite)
  • Dec 8 Bird banding society found
  • Dec 9 1st US monoplane flown (Henry W Walden, Long Island, NY)
  • Dec 11 Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • Dec 11 Canadian Football exhibition game played in Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, Hamilton Tigers beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 11-6 before 15,000
  • Dec 15 Thomas J Lynch becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Dec 16 A conservative revolution and US pressure forces Nicaraguan President Jose Santos from office
  • Dec 17 Leopold II, king of Belgium, died in Laeken after a reign of exactly 44 years
  • Dec 21 1st junior high school established (Berkeley California)
  • Dec 21 Clyde Fitch' "City" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 21 U of Coopenhagen rejects Cook's claim that he was 1st to North Pole
  • Dec 23 Albert I becomes the third King of the Belgians

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 493

  • Mar 3 Kenton Kilmer, poet/translator
  • Mar 4 Harry B Helmsley, billionaire builder (Empire State Building), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 5 Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47)
  • Mar 6 Dave Clark, music promoter/songwriter
  • Mar 6 Obafemi Awolowo, Nigeria, President of Nigeria (1979-83)
  • Mar 7 Greta Schoon, German poet, born in Spetzerfehn (d. 1991)
  • Mar 7 Leo Malet, French crime novelist
  • Mar 8 Anthony Donato, composer

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Mar 8 Claire Trevor, [Wemlinger], actress (Marjorie Morningstar), born in NYC, New York

Actress Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
  • Mar 8 Hugh Murphy, English multi-millionaire
  • Mar 9 Derk Bodde, American sinologist (d. 2003)
  • Mar 10 Gerard Croiset, Dutch paragnost
  • Mar 11 Ljubica Maric, composer
  • Mar 13 Gilbert Inglefield, Mayor of London (1967-68)
  • Mar 14 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (Margin)
  • Mar 17 Patrick Reilly, Ootacamund, India, British diplomat
  • Mar 18 Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (d. 2007)
  • Mar 19 Louis Hayward, Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors)
  • Mar 19 Attilio Demaria, Argentinian footballer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 22 Gabrielle Roy, French-Canadian novelist (Tin Flute)
  • Mar 22 Jack Popplewell, composer/playwright

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Mar 24 Clyde Barrow, American bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame), born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1934)

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • Mar 24 Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English radio comic/actor (Phoenix)
  • Mar 25 Dutch (Emil) Leonard, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1.01 ERA 1914)
  • Mar 25 Jay Blackton, conductor/arranger (Guys & Dolls), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 26 Chips Rafferty, Broken Hill Australia, actor (Desert Rats)
  • Mar 26 Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer
  • Mar 27 Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist
  • Mar 27 Golo Mann, [Gottfried], German/US historian (Antisemitism)
  • Mar 28 Nelson Algren, US, novelist (Man with the Golden Arm)
  • Mar 29 Moon Mullican, hillbilly pianist (7 Nights of Rock)
  • Mar 29 Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish writer (Gnome Patjoepelke)
  • Mar 30 Ernst Gombrich, OM/FBA/director (Warburg Institute)
  • Mar 31 Pieter Jongeling, Dutch MP (GVP)/editor (Neth Daily)
  • Mar 31 Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator
  • Apr 1 Abner Biberman, director/actor (Imhook-Kodiak), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 1 Eddie Duchin, Mass, society pianist/bandleader (Eddie Duchin Orch)
  • Apr 2 Jean Kurt Forest, composer
  • Apr 5 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, film producer (James Bond), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 5 Cubby Alberto Romolo Broccoli, movie producer
  • Apr 5 Gerald Bond, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1938, 0 & 0-16)
  • Apr 6 Hermann Lang, German race car driver (d. 1987)
  • Apr 6 William M. Branham, American evangelist (d. 1965)
  • Apr 7 Robert Charroux, French writer (d. 1978)
  • Apr 8 George Dixon, trumpet/sax
  • Apr 8 Olavi Pesonen, composer
  • Apr 8 William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist
  • Apr 9 Domenico Enrici, Apostolic Nuncio
  • Apr 9 Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, composer
  • Apr 9 Robert Helpmann, Mount Gambier, Australia, actor/dancer (Second Time Lucky, The Red Shoes)
  • Apr 13 Eudora Welty, Jackson Ms, novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973)
  • Apr 13 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI)
  • Apr 13 Mervyn Hugh Cowie, willife conservationist
  • Apr 13 Stanislaw Marcin Ulam, Polish mathematician (d. 1984)
  • Apr 16 Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian
  • Apr 17 Alain Emile Louis Marie Poher, politician
  • Apr 17 Humphrey Sims Moore, pacifist/journalist
  • Apr 20 Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman
  • Apr 20 Richard Stubbs, publicity adviser
  • Apr 21 Rollo May, US, psychologist, Love & Will)
  • Apr 22 Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Apr 22 Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 22 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (d. 2001)
  • Apr 23 Thomas Padmore, senior civil servant
  • Apr 24 Bernhard Grzimek, zoologist (West Germany)
  • Apr 24 Irven Spence, animator
  • Apr 25 Jaroslav Doubrava, composer
  • Apr 26 Richard Howorth, cricketer (English all-rounder, three county doubles)
  • Apr 27 Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (That Infidel Place)
  • Apr 29 Daniel Raphael Mayer, journalist/resistance leader
  • Apr 29 Tom Ewell, [S Yewell Tompkins], Ky, actor (Tom Ewell Show, 7 Yr Itch)
  • Apr 30 Juliana, Queen of Netherlands (1948-80)
  • Apr 30 F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (d. 1992)
  • May 1 Ethel Jane Cain, original UK Speaking Clock voice
  • May 1 George Melachrino, composer
  • May 1 Yiannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, born in Monemvasia (d. 1990)
  • May 4 Howard Da Silva, [Silverblatt], actor (Ben Franklin-1776), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 4 Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright
  • May 5 Miklos Radnoti, writer
  • May 6 Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcastor (d. 2004)

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May 7 Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1991)

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • May 9 Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
  • May 10 Harold Francis Collison, trade Unionist
  • May 10 Lord Collison, British union leader (agriculture workers)

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May 10 Maybelle Carter, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Nickelsville, Virginia (d. 1978)

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter
  • May 11 Herbert Murrill, composer
  • May 11 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), born in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne (d. 1993)
  • May 14 Vladimir Alatortsev, USSR, International Chess Master (1950)
  • May 15 James Mason, England, actor (Lolita, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil)
  • May 15 Rodolfo Cornejo, composer
  • May 16 Charles Wislon, principal (Glasgow University)
  • May 17 Edward Playfair, British senior civil servant
  • May 17 Magda Schneider, actress (Eva, Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight)
  • May 18 Fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36)
  • May 19 Schlomo Joffe, composer
  • May 19 Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), born in London (d. 2015)
  • May 20 Edward Moss Hutchinson, educationalist
  • May 20 John Arkell, director of administration (BBC)
  • May 21 Guy de Rothschild, French banker
  • May 21 François-Albert Angers, Quebec economist (d. 2003)

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