On This Day

What Happened on November 13, 1909

Historical Events

  • 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry, Illinois
  • Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Collier's magazine accuses U.S. Secretary of the Interior Richard Ballinger of questionable dealings in Alaskan coal fields

Famous Birthdays

  • Gunnar Bjornstrand, Swedish actor (Shame, Dreams), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Aeneas Mackay, Dutch Internal minister (ARP)/Colonization, dies at 70
1909 Highlights

About November 13, 1909

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 111 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio