April 1909 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 6 1st credit union forms in US
  • Apr 6 North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary & Matthew Henson
  • Apr 9 The US Congress pass the Payne-Aldrich bill, raising certain tariffs on goods entering the United States
  • Apr 11 Establishment of Tel Aviv by Jewish settlers (named 1910)
  • Apr 12 Philadelphia's Shibe Park (later Connie Mack Stadium) opens
  • Apr 13 In Constantinople the primarily Albanian First Army Corps seizes the parliament building and telegraphs offices, forcing the Ottoman statesman Hilmi Pasha to resign
  • Apr 14 Anglo-Persian Oil Company forms in London

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Apr 19 Joan of Arc receives beatification by the Roman Catholic Church

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • Apr 19 A convention with Turkey recognizes Bulgarian independence
  • Apr 24 Harry Hillman and Lawson Robertson run 100m 3-legged race in 11 seconds
  • Apr 27 Sultan of Turkey Abdul Hamid II is overthrown

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 6 William M. Branham, American evangelist (d. 1965)
  • Apr 7 Robert Charroux, French writer (d. 1978)
  • Apr 8 George Dixon, trumpet/sax
  • Apr 8 William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist
  • Apr 9 Domenico Enrici, Roman Catholic Curia Archbishop, born in Cervasca, Italy (d. 1997)
  • Apr 13 Eudora Welty, American novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Apr 13 Mervyn Hugh Cowie, wildlife conservationist, born in Nairobi (d. 1996)
  • Apr 13 Stanislaw Ulam, Polish mathematician, born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1984)
  • Apr 16 Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian, born in Denderbelle (d. 1967)
  • Apr 17 Alain Poher, French politician and President of the European Parliament (1966-69), born in Ablon-sur-Seine, France (d. 1996)
  • Apr 17 Humphrey Sims Moore, British pacifist and journalist (founder of Peace News), born in Samoa (d. 1995)
  • Apr 21 Rollo May, American psychologist (Love & Will), born in Ada, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • Apr 22 Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist (Nobel 1986), born in Turin, Italy (d. 2012)
  • Apr 22 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (History of the Greeks), born in Fucecchio, Italy (d. 2001)
  • Apr 23 Thomas Padmore, British senior civil servant, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1996)
  • Apr 24 Bernhard Grzimek, German zoologist (West Germany), born in Neisse, Prussian Silesia, German Empire (d. 1987)
  • Apr 27 Muriel C. Bradbrook, English writer (That Infidel Place), born in Birkenhead, England (d. 1993)
  • Apr 29 Daniel Mayer, French journalist and resistance fighter, born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • Apr 30 Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands (1948-80), born in Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Apr 30 F. E. McWilliam [Frederick Edward], Northern-Irish surrealist sculptor (Four Seasons Group), born in Banbridge, County Down (d. 1992)

Weddings in History

  • Apr 15 Mien Wenneker, Dutch prince Henry's lover, weds Uncle Cornelis Abbo

Deaths in History

  • Apr 9 Charles Conder, artist, dies
  • Apr 9 F. Marion Crawford, American author (Mr. Isaacs), dies at 54
  • Apr 10 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet (Atalanta in Calydon), dies at 72
  • Apr 13 Whitley Stokes, British lawyer (b. 1830)