On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1909

Historical Events

  • 1st junior high school established (Berkeley California)
  • Clyde Fitch's "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)
1909 Highlights

About December 21, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius