On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1909

Historical Events

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

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

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton

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? 111 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn