Historical Events in May 1909

  • May 1 Netherlands begins unity with Belgium

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May 2 Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against Cubs

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  • May 3 35th Kentucky Derby: Vincent Powers on Wintergreen wins in 2:08.2
  • May 7 Construction begins on first 100 houses in Ahuzat Bayit (Tel Aviv)
  • May 8 Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)
  • May 8 Frederick Barrett runs world record marathon (2:42:31)
  • May 10 Winchester's Fred Toney no-hits Lexington for 17 inning
  • May 12 34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8
  • May 13 Christian National Labor Workers (CNV) party begins in Netherlands
  • May 13 The first Giro d'Italia takes place in Milan: Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna is the winner.
  • May 17 White firemen on Georgia lroad strike to protest against hiring blacks
  • May 19 Jack Johnson fights Jack O'Brien to no decision in 6 for boxing title
  • May 22 1st San Francisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched
  • May 24 Bristol University granted Royal Charter
  • May 29 Frank "Home Run" Baker's 1st career home run
  • May 30 National Conference on the Negro is held
  • May 30 Reuben Siegel laid cornerstone of 1st home in Tel-Aviv
  • May 31 1st NAACP conference (United Charities Building, NYC)