On This Day

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)
  • Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), born in Commerce, Georgia (d. 1990)
1909 Highlights

About September 12, 1909

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo