On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)
  • 1st forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio

Famous Birthdays

  • Carmen Miranda, Portuguese vocalist and actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy), born in Marco de Canavezes, Portugal (d. 1955)
  • Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State (1961-69), born in Cherokee County, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • Harald Genzmer, composer
  • Heather Angel, British actress (Informer, Last of Mohicans), born in Oxford, England (d. 1986)
  • John Eustace Theodore Brancker, lawyer/parliamentarian