On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1909

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37)[NS]
  • Marjorie Lawrence, Australia, soprano (Venus-Tannhäuser)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestGeronimo

Geronimo [one who yawns], Apache chief, dies at 79

Apache Leader Geronimo
Apache Leader

1909 Highlights

About February 17, 1909

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius