On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1909

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River.

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft

Famous Birthdays

  • Miliza Korjus, Polish actress (Great Waltz), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1980)
1909 Highlights

About August 18, 1909

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo