On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1909

Historical Events

  • A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball
  • Swedish runner Thure Johansson runs world record marathon (2:40:34.2) in Stockholm

Famous Birthdays

  • Marie-Louise Grog-Carven, French fashion designer (Ma Griffe perfume), born in Ch√Ętellerault, Poitou-Charentes (d. 2015)
1909 Highlights

About August 31, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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