On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1909

Historical Events

  • AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m
  • World's 1st air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtiss (USA) wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Roy Reuther, American labor leader, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1968)

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist, dies at 67
1909 Highlights

About August 29, 1909

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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