On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1909

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward L Tatum, American molecular geneticist and biochemist (Nobel Prize 1958), born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 1975)
  • Phia Berghout, Dutch harpist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1993)

Famous Deaths

  • Leopold II, King of Belgium (1865-1909), sole owner of the Congo Free State (1885-1908), dies at 74
1909 Highlights

About December 14, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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