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 - Gr Brit, France, Germ & It asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
Mar 3rd - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-3
27th US President William Howard Taft27th US President William Howard Taft Mar 4th - President Taft inaugrated at 27th 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
Mar 21st - Moran & MacFarland (US) wins Europe's 1st 6 day bicycle race (Berlin)
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann 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
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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