What Happened on April 9, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • The US Congress pass the Payne-Aldrich bill, raising certain tariffs on goods entering the United States

Famous Birthdays

  • Domenico Enrici, Roman Catholic Curia Archbishop, born in Cervasca, Italy (d. 1997)
  • Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, Russian composer, born in Tambov, Dzerzhinsky (d. 1978)
  • Robert Helpmann, Australian actor, choreographer and dancer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Don Quixote), born in Mount Gambier, South Australia (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Conder, artist, dies
  • F. Marion Crawford, American author (Mr. Isaacs), dies at 54
  • Helena Modrzejewska, Polish-American actress, dies from Bright's disease at 68