On This Day

December 21, 1909 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 1st junior high school established (Berkeley California)

Theater Premiere

Clyde Fitch's play "The City" premieres in NYC

  • Unitversity of Copenhagen rejects American Explorer Frederick A Cook's claim that he was 1st to North Pole

Birthdays in History

  • George Ball, American politician and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN, Under Secretary of State), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Seichō Matsumoto, Japanese mystery writer and journalist, born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (d. 1992)
1909 in History