On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1909

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

New York Times headline announces American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole 5 months earlier

Arctic Explorer Robert Peary
Arctic Explorer
Robert Peary

Famous Birthdays

  • John Ridgely, American actor (Northern Pursuit, They Died with Their Boots On, Air Force), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1968)
1909 Highlights

About September 6, 1909

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo