On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • American James Clark runs world record marathon (2:46:52.6) in NYC
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) forms
  • Netherlands' SDAP suspends Marxist Tribune group (Gorter & Wijnkoop)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Wood, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut