On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1901

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A financial panic begins in the USA following the struggle between two groups to control the railroads between the Great Lakes and the Pacific
  • Cleveland's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2

AustraliaFirst Australian Parliament

The first Australian Parliament opens in Melbourne, though the first working session will not be until 21 May
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Federal Labor Party MPs elected to the Australian House of Representatives and Senate at the first 1901 election
Federal Labor Party MPs elected to the Australian House of Representatives and Senate at the first 1901 election

Famous Birthdays

  • George Duckworth, English cricket wicket-keeper (England late 20's early 30's), born in Warrington, Lancashire, England (d. 1966)
  • John Forest "Fuzzy" Knight, American actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady), born in Fairmont, West Virginia (d. 1976)