December 7, 1909 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

1stHistoric Invention

Inventor Leo Baekeland patents the first thermo-setting plastic, Bakelite, sparking the birth of the plastics industry

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Leo Baekeland

Birthdays in History

  • Jacob Kainen, artist/curator

Deaths in History

  • Whitcomb Judson, American inventor (zipper), dies at 63