On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1908

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
1908 Highlights

About January 9, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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