On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1909

Day of the Week: Monday

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

  • Lord Benson [Henry Alexander], British accountant (Coopers & Lybrand), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1995)