On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1909

Historical Events

  • Construction begins on first 100 houses in Ahuzat Bayit (Tel Aviv)

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestEdwin Land

Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1991)

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land

1909 Highlights

About May 7, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus