On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1906

Historical Events

  • NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo

Famous Birthdays

  • Freddy Martin, American orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin) and tenor saxophonist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1983)

Person of interestGrace Hopper

Grace Hopper, American computer scientist and US Navy admiral who invented the first compiler for a universal computer programming language and is credited with coining the phrase 'debugging’, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
  • Greet Koeman, Dutch opera soprano, born in Zaandam, North Holland, Netherlands (d. 1961)
1906 Highlights

About December 9, 1906

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius