On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Britain's military service act enforced (conscription)
  • NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)

Famous Birthdays

  • Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)

Famous Deaths

  • Hynek Vojáček, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • Jack Barrett, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies