On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1909

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jack Johnson retains his heavyweight boxing title when he fights Al Kaufman to a no decision in 10 rounds at Coffroth's Arena, San Francisco, California

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Johnson
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Jane Baxter [Fedora Kathleen Alice Forde], German actress (We Live Again), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad entrepreneur (b. 1848)
1909 Highlights

About September 9, 1909

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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