What Happened on December 7, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

1stHistoric Invention

Inventor Leo Baekeland patents the first thermo-setting plastic, Bakelite, sparking the birth of the plastics industry

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Leo Baekeland

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacob Kainen, artist/curator

Famous Deaths

  • Whitcomb Judson, American inventor (zipper), dies at 63