On This Day

Historical Events in October 1909

  • Oct 2 First Rugby Union match is played at the English RFU owned Twickenham ground; Harlequins beat Richmond, 14-10
  • Oct 8 Chicago Cubs beat NY Giants 4-2 in a playoff to win NL pennant

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Oct 9 Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

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  • Oct 14 Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series
  • Oct 16 In his 4th title defence Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in the 12th round at Mission St Arena, Colma, California to retain his heavyweight boxing crown
  • Oct 16 Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series
  • Oct 18 Comte de Lambert of France sets airplane altitude record of 300 m
  • Oct 24 Italy and Russia sign the Racconigi Pact in which both nations promise to support the status quo in the Balkans
  • Oct 25 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Perth: Anthony Wilding of New Zealand wins his 2nd Australasian title; beats Ernie Parker of Australia 6–1, 7–5, 6–2
  • Oct 26 Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, and former Japanese Prime Minister is shot and killed by Korean nationalist An Jung-geun in Harbin, China