On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1909

Historical Events

Historic Expedition

Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23' south)

Famous Birthdays

  • Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
1909 Highlights

About January 9, 1909

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn