On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1889

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President Benjamin Harrison dedicates the Chicago Auditorium, designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, then largest building in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish long-distance runner (Olympic gold 1912), born in Kuopio, Finland (d. 1966)
1889 Highlights

About December 9, 1889

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius