On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1909

Historical Events

  • 1st Lincoln head pennies minted
  • Army Air Corps formed as Army takes 1st delivery from Wright Brothers
  • US issues 1st Lincoln penny

Famous Birthdays

  • Ace Gutowsky, Russian/American football fullback (Portsmouth Spartans, Brooklyn Dodgers; NFL C'ship 1935, Detroit Lions), born in Komolty, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • Lord Benson [Henry Alexander], British accountant (Coopers & Lybrand), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1995)
1909 Highlights

About August 2, 1909

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo