On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st junior high school established (Berkeley California)
  • Clyde Fitch' "City" premieres in NYC
  • Unitversity of Copenhagen rejects American Explorer Frederick A Cook's claim that he was 1st to North Pole

Famous Birthdays

  • George Ball, American politician and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN, Under Secretary of State), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Seichō Matsumoto, Japanese mystery writer and journalist, born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (d. 1992)