On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1909

Historical Events

  • Denis Peyrony and Louis Capitan discover the skull of an adult male Neanderthal (La Ferrassie 1) during excavations in a rock shelter near La Ferrassie, France

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London
  • Kenneth Darling, British Army Commander-in-chief Allied Forces, born in Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1998)
1909 Highlights

About September 17, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 112 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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