On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1908

Historical Events

  • The German Reichstag adopts a progressive social law restricting hours of factory work by young people and women

Famous Deaths

  • William Harvey Carney, American Civil War soldier (first African-American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor), dies of injuries sustained in an elevator accident at 68
1908 Highlights

About December 9, 1908

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius