On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1906

Famous Birthdays

  • Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, born in Babri, Preiļi, Latvia (d. 1983)
  • John Dalrymple, 13th earl of Stair, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire (1961-83)
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and 1st President of Senegal (1960-80), born in Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Glidden, American inventor (barbed wire) and businessman, dies at 93
1906 Highlights

About October 9, 1906

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra