On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1914

Historical Events

  • 1st US duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, NY

AgreementContract of Interest

Boston Red Sox purchase future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth's contract from minor league Baltimore Orioles

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Tallon, Australian cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie), born in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia (d. 1972)
  • Willi Stoph, German politician (Prime Minister of German Democratic Republic 1964-73), born in Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany (d. 1999)
1914 Highlights

About July 9, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 107 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer