What Happened on August 10, 1909

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Born in 1909
1909 Highlights

About August 10, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo