What Happened on February 12, 1909

Historical Events

  • American James Clark runs world record marathon (2:46:52.6) in NYC

Event of Interest

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) forms

  • Netherlands' SDAP suspends Marxist Tribune group (Gorter & Wijnkoop)

Music Premiere

Symphony in B minor "Polonia", by Polish composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski has its public premiere with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

1909 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Wood [Louis Rappaport], American pop vocalist (Your Hit Parade; "We Did It Before (And We Can Do It Again)"), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1970)
Born in 1909

About February 12, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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