Historical Events for Year 1909

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Events 1 - 150 of 189

Jan 1st - Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4)
Jan 1st - Drilling begins on the Lakeview Gusher.
Jan 1st - In Great Britain, the Old Age Pension Law is finally instituted, providing pensions for every British subject over 70 with low income
Jan 2nd - 1st official Dutch 11 city skate (Minne Hoekstra in 13:50)
Jan 5th - Colombia recognizes Panama's independence
Jan 9th - Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23' south)
Jan 14th - Coöp. Far. Central Management forms
Jan 16th - British explorers David, Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole as part of the Nimrod Expedition
Jan 19th - Eugene Walter's "Easiest Way" premieres in NYC
Jan 22nd - Vassily Kandinsky forms Kunstlerverein in Munich
Jan 23rd - 1st radio rescue at sea
Jan 25th - Richard Strauss' premier of "Elektra" in Dresden
Jan 27th - The Young Left is founded in Norway.
Jan 28th - US military forces leave Cuba for 2nd time
Feb 1st - US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah opens
Feb 1st - US forces withdraw from Cuba after liberal Jose Miguel Gomez becomes president; ensuing political instability will bring a threat of US intervention in 1912
Feb 2nd - Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris
Feb 8th - France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco
Feb 9th - 1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)
Feb 9th - 1st forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio
Feb 12th - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) forms
Feb 12th - Netherlands' SDAP suspends Marxist Tribune group (Gorter & Wijnkoop)
Feb 12th - Robert Fowler runs world record marathon (2:46:52.6)
Feb 16th - 1st subway car with side doors goes into service (NYC)
Feb 16th - Serbia mobilizes against Austria-Hungary
MLB Pitcher Cy YoungMLB Pitcher Cy Young Feb 18th - Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps
Feb 20th - Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
Feb 21st - John Galsworthy's "Strife" premieres in London
Feb 22nd - Great White Fleet, 1st US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Va
Feb 23rd - Russian Tsar Nicholas II dissolves Finnish Diet
Feb 24th - The Hudson Motor Car Company is founded.
Feb 26th - Austria and Turkey conclude an agreement in which Turkey recognizes Austria's 1908 annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is to receive compensation
Mar 1st - 1st US university school of nursing established, Univ of Minn
Mar 2nd - Great Britain, France, Germany & Italy asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II Mar 3rd - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-3
Mar 4th - William Howard Taft inaugrated as 27th US president during 10" snowstorm
Mar 4th - US prohibits interstate transportation of game birds
Mar 6th - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Griselda" premieres in Vienna
Mar 10th - Jack Johnson fights Victor McLaglen to no decision in 6 for box title
Mar 12th - Alarmed over increasing German naval strength, Parliament passes a new naval appropriations bill
Mar 14th - Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms
Mar 18th - Einar Dessau of Denmark makes 1st ham broadcast
Mar 18th - Russia and Bulgaria reach an agreement in which late 19th century Russian financial claims are cancelled to meet compensation due to Turkey from Bulgaria
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann Mar 21st - Moran & MacFarland (US) wins Europe's 1st 6 day bicycle race (Berlin)
Mar 21st - Germany sends Russia a diplomatic notes requesting recognition of the Austrian annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and cessation of support to Serbia in the controversy
Mar 26th - August Strindberg's "Bjalb-jarle-ti" premieres in Stockholm
Mar 26th - In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz
Mar 30th - Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens
Mar 31st - Baseball rules players who jump contracts are suspended for 5 years
Mar 31st - Gustav Mahler conducts NY Philharmonic for his 1st time
Mar 31st - In a diplomatic note to Austria, Serbia recognizes the the Bosnian annexation and promises to maintain friendly relations with Austria
Apr 6th - 1st credit union forms in US
Apr 6th - North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary & Matthew Henson
Apr 9th - The US Congress pass the Payne-Aldrich bill, raising certain tariffs on goods entering the United States
Apr 12th - Philadelphia's Shibe Park (later Connie Mack Stadium) opens
Apr 13th - In Constantinople, the primarily Albanian First Army Corps seizes the parliament building and telegraphs offices, forcing the Ottoman statesman Hilmi Pasha to resign
Apr 14th - Anglo-Persian Oil Company forms in London
Apr 15th - NY Giant Red Ames 2nd no-hitter, loses in 13 on a 7 hitter to Dodgers
Apr 19th - 13th Boston Marathon won by Henri Renaud of NH in 2:53:36.8
French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of ArcFrench Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc Apr 19th - Joan of Arc receives beatification
Apr 19th - A convention with Turkey recognizes Bulgarian independence
Apr 24th - Harry Hillman & Lawson Robertson run 100m 3-legged race in 11 seconds
Apr 27th - Sultan of Turkey Abdul Hamid II is overthrown
May 1st - Netherlands begins unity with Belgium
May 2nd - Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against Cubs
May 3rd - 35th Kentucky Derby: Vincent Powers on Wintergreen wins in 2:08.2
May 7th - Construction begins on first 100 houses in Ahuzat Bayit (Tel Aviv)
May 8th - Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)
May 8th - Frederick Barrett runs world record marathon (2:42:31)
May 10th - Winchester's Fred Toney no-hits Lexington for 17 inning
May 12th - 34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8
May 13th - Christian National Labor Workers (CNV) party begins in Netherlands
MLB Shortshop Honus WagnerMLB Shortshop Honus Wagner May 13th - The first Giro d'Italia takes place in Milan: Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna is the winner.
May 17th - White firemen on Georgia lroad strike to protest against hiring blacks
May 19th - Jack Johnson fights Jack O'Brien to no decision in 6 for boxing title
May 22nd - 1st SF fireboat, David Scannell, launched
May 24th - Bristol University granted Royal Charter
May 29th - Frank "Home Run" Baker's 1st career home run
May 30th - National Conference on the Negro is held
May 30th - Reuben Siegel laid cornerstone of 1st home in Tel-Aviv
May 31st - 1st NAACP conference (United Charities Building, NYC)
Jun 1st - Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle
Jun 2nd - 43rd Belmont: Eddie Dugan riding Joe Madden wins in 2:21.6
Jun 2nd - Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
Jun 7th - Cleveland Industrial Exposition opens
Actress Mary PickfordActress Mary Pickford Jun 7th - Mary Pickford made her screen debut at the age of 16.
Jun 9th - Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the USA, driving a Maxwell automobile 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco in 59 days with three non-driving female companions.
Jun 12th - "Shine On, Harvest Moon" by Ada Jones & Billy Murray hits #1
Jun 15th - Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.
Jun 16th - 1st US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000
Jun 16th - Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals
Jun 18th - Nannie Burroughs forms national training School for Women
Jun 20th - 1st balloon honeymoon (Roger Burham & Eleanor Waring)
Versatile Athlete Jim ThorpeVersatile Athlete Jim Thorpe Jun 23rd - Confessional parties win Dutch parliamentary elections
Jun 24th - 15th US Golf Open: George Sargent shoots a 290 at Englewood GC NJ
Jun 25th - George Sargent wins US Open golf tournament
Jun 26th - 23rd US Womens Tennis: H Hotchkiss beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-0 6-1)
Jun 26th - Victoria & Albert Museum opens in London
Jun 27th - 23rd US Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats M Barger-Wallach (6-0 6-1)
Jun 27th - Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in Neth (Belgium count De Lambert)
Jun 28th - 1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens
Jun 30th - Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to no decision in 6 for hw boxing title
Jul 3rd - 26th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dora Boothby beats A Morton (6-4 4-6 8-6)
Jul 3rd - 33rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats J Ritchie (6-8 1-6 6-2 6-2 6-2)
Jul 8th - 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights
Jul 12th - 16th Amendment approved (power to tax incomes)
Jul 14th - Germany chancellor Bernhard von Bulow resigns
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb Jul 15th - Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs
Jul 16th - Det & Wash play longest scoreless game in AL history-18 innings
Jul 19th - Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball executes an unassisted triple play
Jul 24th - Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates
Jul 25th - France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel
Jul 27th - Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s
Jul 30th - John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
Jul 30th - Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army
Jul 31st - Bill Burns has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th
Aug 1st - British SS Waratah disappears on Sydney to London, 300 killed
Aug 2nd - 1st Lincoln head pennies minted
Aug 2nd - Army Air Corps formed as Army takes 1st delivery from Wright Brothers
Aviator Orville WrightAviator Orville Wright Aug 4th - Ump Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting at A's 2nd baseman Eddie Collins, who had questioned a call, this leads to Hurst's banishment
Aug 6th - Alice Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip.
Aug 7th - US issues 1st Lincoln penny
Aug 10th - Algemeene Netherland Toonkunstenars Ver (ANTV) begins
Aug 11th - SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC
Aug 11th - Warren Bardsley (136 & 130) 1st to get twin tons in a Test
Aug 18th - Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River.
Aug 19th - Indianapolis 500 race track opens
Aug 24th - Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal
Aug 26th - Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 & 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucs
27th US President William Howard Taft27th US President William Howard Taft Aug 26th - Middlesex beat Gloucs (Bristol) by Inn & 31 in a single day
Aug 27th - Jack Chesbro's final Higlander game
Aug 29th - AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m
Aug 29th - World's 1st air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtiss (USA) wins
Aug 30th - Burgess Shale fossils discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
Aug 31st - A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball
Aug 31st - Thure Johnstown wins Stockholm marathon (2:40:34.2)
Sep 2nd - King Edward VII signs South Africa Act
Sep 6th - Word received that Admiral Peary discovers North Pole 5 months earlier
Sep 7th - Eugene Lefebvre (1878-1909), while test piloting a new French-built Wright biplane, crashes at Juvisy France when his controls jam. Lefebvre dies, becoming the first 'pilot' in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.
Sep 9th - Jack Johnson fights Al Kaufman to no decision in 10 for boxing title
Sep 11th - Max Wolf rediscovers Halley's comet
Sep 13th - Ty Cobb clinches AL HR title with his 9th HR (all inside-the-park)
Sep 17th - Denis Peyrony and Louis Capitan discover the skull of an adult male Neanderthal (La Ferrassie 1) during excavations in a rock shelter near La Ferrassie, France
Sep 18th - Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det
Sep 20th - The British Parliament passes the South Africa Act; it calls for union of Cape Colony, Natal, Orange River Colony, and Transvaal; and both English and Dutch as official languages
Sep 25th - Hudson-Fulton Celebration opens in NY
Sep 27th - 29th US Mens Tennis: W A Larned beats W J Clothier (6-1 6-2 5-7 1-6 6-1)
Sep 27th - US President Taft sets aside some 3 million acres of oil-rich public land (including Teapot Dome, Wyoming) for conservation purposes
Oct 2nd - 1st rugby match (Twickenham)
Oct 8th - Chicago Cubs beat NY Giants 4-2 in a playoff to win NL pennant

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