On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1909

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

Nurse and Social Activist Lillian Wald
Nurse and Social Activist
Lillian Wald
Civil Rights Leader, Journalist and Suffragist Ida B. Wells
Civil Rights Leader, Journalist and Suffragist
Ida B. Wells
  • 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

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

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
1909 Highlights

About February 12, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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