On This Day

Events in History in April 1909

  • Apr 6 1st credit union forms in US

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Apr 6 North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary & Matthew Henson

Arctic Explorer Robert Peary
Arctic Explorer
Robert Peary
  • 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 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