On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Frans Schollaert succeeds De Trooz as premier of Belgium
  • Muir Woods National Monument, California, established

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestSimone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir, French author & feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex), born in Paris, France (d. 1986)


Famous Deaths

  • Abraham Goldfaden, Russian-born Jewish poet and playwright (Shulamis), dies at 67
  • Wilhelm Busch, German poet, dies at 75