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 and 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, writer, dies