On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1909

Historical Events

  • 1st US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic gold medals

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

Famous Birthdays

  • Archie Fairley Carr, biologist (d. 1987)
  • Willi Boskovsky, Austrian conductor (New Year's Concert)
1909 Highlights

About June 16, 1909

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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