On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1909

Historical Events

  • Brooklyn Superbas pitcher Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates in a 1-0 victory at Washington Park, Brooklyn

Famous Birthdays

  • John William Finn, American US Navy sailor, awarded the 1st Medal of Honor of WWII for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor, born in Compton, California (d. 2010)
1909 Highlights

About July 24, 1909

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 113 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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