What Happened on January 9, 1908

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)

French author & feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex), born in Paris, France

Born in 1908

Famous Deaths

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

About January 9, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn