What Happened on February 1, 1909

Historical Events

  • US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah, opens
  • US forces withdraw from Cuba after liberal Jose Miguel Gomez becomes president; ensuing political instability will bring a threat of US intervention in 1912

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Hall, British colonial administrator (last British Governor of Somaliland Protectorate 1959-60) (d. 2004)
  • George Beverly Shea, Canadian-American Grammy Award-winning gospel singer (Billy Graham Crusades, 1947-2013), born in Winchester, Ontario (d. 2013)
Born in 1909

About February 1, 1909

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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