What Happened on September 12, 1909

Historical Events

  • World's first patent for synthetic rubber granted to German chemist Fritz Hofmann

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1986)
  • Lawrence Brooks, American US Army soldier, 1940-45 (91st Engineer Battalion - New Guinea, The Philippines), and longest-living American World War II veteran, born in Norwood, Louisiana (d. 2022)
  • Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), born in Commerce, Georgia (d. 1990)
Born in 1909
1909 Highlights

About September 12, 1909

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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