Events in year of 1909

  • 01-01Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4)
  • 01-021st official Dutch 11 city skate (Minne Hoekstra in 13:50)
  • 01-16British explorer Ernest Shackleton finds magnetic south pole
  • 01-16David, Mawson and Mackay reach south magnetic pole
  • 01-231st radio rescue at sea
  • 01-28US milt forces leave Cuba for 2nd time
  • 02-01US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah opens
  • 02-02Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris
  • 02-08France and Germany sign treaty about Morocco
  • 02-091st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)
  • 02-091st forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio
  • 02-12National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) forms
  • 02-12Robert Fowler runs world record marathon (2:46:52.6)
  • 02-161st subway car with side doors goes into service (NYC)
  • 02-16Serbia mobilizes against Austria-Hungary
  • 02-18Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps
  • 02-22Great White Fleet, 1st US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Virginia
  • 02-23Russian tsar Nicolas II dissolves Finnish Diet
  • 03-011st US university school of nursing established, University of Minnesota
  • 03-02Gr Brit, France, Germ and It asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
  • 03-03Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-3
  • 03-04President Taft inaugrated at 27th President during 10" snowstorm
  • 03-04US prohibits interstate transportation of game birds
  • 03-10Jack Johnson fights Victor McLaglen to no decision in 6 for box title
  • 03-14Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms
  • 03-18Einar Dessau of Denmark makes 1st ham broadcast
  • 03-30Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan and Queens
  • 03-31Baseball rules players who jump contracts are suspended for 5 years
  • 03-31Gustav Mahler conducts New York Philharmonic for his 1st time
  • 04-061st credit union forms in US

People born in year of 1909

  • 01-01Barry Goldwater: (Sen-R-Arizona, 1953-65, 69- ) / Presidential Candidate (R) 1964)
  • 01-01Dana Andrews: Collins, Mississippi -- Actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura)
  • 01-02Rene Etiemble: French literature historian (Parlez-vous Franglais)
  • 01-05Jean-Pierre Aumont: Paris, France -- Actor (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker)
  • 01-05Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith: Bibliophile
  • 01-05Stephen Cole Kleene: Mathematician (Regular Expressions)
  • 01-06Johannes H Moesman: Dutch surrealist painter (Rumor)
  • 01-06Keith Davis: Voice tutor / author
  • 01-08Jose Ferrer: Santurce, Puerto Rico -- Oscar winning actor (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 01-09Herva Nelli: Soprano
  • 01-10Grace Mitchell: Educator
  • 01-10Rudolf Kubin: Composer
  • 01-11Gunnar Johnsen Berg: Composer
  • 01-11Marguerite Kelsey: English model / painter (Haunting)
  • 01-12Mauritz Hugo: Sweden -- Actor (Atomic Blonde, Road Agent)
  • 01-13Danny Barker: Jazz guitarist
  • 01-13Marinus van der Lubbe: Dutch communist
  • 01-14Joseph Walton Losey: Wisconsin, United States -- Director (Damned, Accident)
  • 01-15Elie Siegmeister: NYC, New York -- Composer (Plough & the Stars)
  • 01-15Enrique Sasal y Chapi: Composer
  • 01-21Todor Skalovski: Composer
  • 01-22[Sithu] U Thant: Burma -- 3rd UN Secretary General (1962-72)
  • 01-22Ann Sothern [Harriette Lake]: North Dakota, United States -- Actress (Lady in a Cage)
  • 01-22Lev D Landau: Russian physicist (Nobel 1962)
  • 01-23Norman Fulton: Composer
  • 01-24Ann Todd: Hartford, England -- Actress (Paradine Case, 7th Veil)
  • 01-24Tiny Winters: Musician
  • 01-28Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb: British diver (WWII-George Medal)
  • 01-29Alan Marshal: Sydney, NSW -- Actor (White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia)
  • 01-29Tonypandy: Viscount

People died in year of 1909

  • 01-14Sinovi P Rozhestvensky: Russian Admiral, dies at 60
  • 01-15Ernest Reyer: Composer, dies at 85
  • 01-15Ernest von Wildenbruch: German playwright (Das Edle Blut), dies at 63
  • 01-22Richard A C E Erlenmeyer: German chemist, dies at 83
  • 02-02Adolf Stoecker: German anti-semite / Prime Minister, dies at 73
  • 02-03Johann Georg Herzog: Composer, dies at 86
  • 02-08Edouard Silas: Composer, dies at 80
  • 02-08Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Composer, dies at 32
  • 03-12Johanna "Lena" Bakker: Dutch actress / Wife of Bruno Gerlach, dies at 34
  • 03-16George Thorndike Angell: Lawyer (ASPCA), dies at 85
  • 03-22Gyula Erkel: Composer, dies at 66
  • 03-24John Millington Synge: Irish dramatist / playwright / poet, dies at 37
  • 03-25Ruperto Chapi y Lorente: Composer, dies at 57
  • 03-26Nikolai Arkas: Composer, dies at 56
  • 04-03Benjamin Johnson Lang: Composer, dies at 71
  • 04-09Charles Conder: Artist
  • 04-10Algernon Charles Swinburne: English poet, dies at 72
  • 04-12Hermann Kotzchmar: Composer, dies at 79
  • 05-05Pauline Staegeman: German feminist
  • 05-08Friedrich von Holstein: German diplomat
  • 05-10Johannes de Koo: Journalist / playwright
  • 05-18George Meredith: English Poet / writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81
  • 06-01Giuseppe Martucci: Composer, dies at 53
  • 06-18Learmont Drysdale: Composer, dies at 42
  • 06-22Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron: German poet, dies at 65
  • 06-28Israel Durham: Phillies President dies
  • 07-05Emil Bohn: Composer, dies at 70
  • 07-08Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet: French Minister of War (1899-1900), dies at 79
  • 07-09Kasimir Felix Badeni: Premier of Polish / Austria (1895-97), dies at 62
  • 07-11Simon Newcomb: Celestial mechanics authority (Stars), dies at 74

Events in year of 1910

  • 01-01Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs
  • 01-021st junior high schools in US opens (Berkeley, California)
  • 01-03British miners strike for 8 hour working day
  • 01-07Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
  • 01-101st international air meet in US held, in LA
  • 01-10Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St, New York City
  • 01-19Germany and Bolivia ends commerce / friendship treaty
  • 01-19National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
  • 01-20Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)
  • 01-21British-Russian military intervention in Persia
  • 01-22Opera "Germania, " premieres in New York City
  • 01-251st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, South Africa vs. England)
  • 01-25Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
  • 01-26Heavy rains cause floods in Paris
  • 02-011st British labour exchange opens
  • 02-01Dragoumis government forms in Greece
  • 02-08Boy Scouts of America incorporated and chartered (William D Boyce-Chic)
  • 02-231st radio contest held (Philadelphia)
  • 02-25Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
  • 03-022 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die
  • 03-05Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1
  • 03-08Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris is 1st licensed female pilot
  • 03-10China ends slavery
  • 03-10Pittsburgh Courier, begins publishing
  • 03-11Jack Hobbs 1st Test ton (187 vs. South Africa), his only Test hit wicket
  • 03-12Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin (Kitchener), 7-3
  • 03-16Barney Oldfield sets land speed record of 131.7 mph at Daytona
  • 03-17DHC soccer team forms in Delft Neth
  • 03-181st opera by an US Composer (Converse) performed at the Met, New York City
  • 03-231st race at Los Angeles Motordrome (1st US auto speedway)

People born in year of 1910

  • 01-01Russ Bender: Actor / writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster)
  • 01-02Ulrich Becher: Writer
  • 01-03Thomas Stuart Willan: Historian
  • 01-05Erica Morini: Vienna, Austria -- Concert violinist
  • 01-06Wright Morris: United States -- Writer
  • 01-07Alain JG de Rothschild: France -- Banker / Baron
  • 01-07Jack Lovelock: NZ / US surgeon / runner (1936 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-08Richard Cromwell [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh]: Los Angeles, California -- Actor (Jezebel)
  • 01-09Dick Henry Jurgen: Bandleader
  • 01-10Dorothy Stroud: Garden historian
  • 01-10Galina Ulanova: St. Petersburg, Russia -- Ballerina (Bolshoi)
  • 01-10Jean Martinon: Lyon, France -- Conductor / composer
  • 01-11Izler Solomon: St. Paul -- Conductor
  • 01-11Trygve Martin Bratteli: Norwegian Prime Minister (Labour) (1971-72, 1973-76)
  • 01-12Charles Martin: Cartoonist
  • 01-12Luise Rainer: Austria -- Actress (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City)
  • 01-14Renier van der Velden: Composer
  • 01-16David McCampbell: US pilot / Captain (WWII-Pacific-downed 34 Japanese planes)
  • 01-17Edith S Green: (Rep-D-Oregon)
  • 01-17Michael Economides: Restaurateur
  • 01-18Arthur John Howard: Actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage)
  • 01-19Willi Schmidt: Germany -- Director
  • 01-20Abram Hill: Director / playwright / founder (American Negro Theater)
  • 01-20Ennio Porrino: Composer
  • 01-20Joy Adamson: Naturalist / author (Born Free)
  • 01-20Lauritz Lauritzen: German politician
  • 01-20Nina Verchinina: Dancer choreographer / teacher
  • 01-21Lord Cayzer: British financier / swcheeps magnate / multi-millionaire
  • 01-23Django Reinhardt: Belgium -- Gypsy jazz guitarist
  • 01-25Harold Watkinson: Politician / businessman

People died in year of 1910

  • 01-17Thomas Crapper: Inventor (flush toilet)
  • 01-17Wilhelm F Kohlrausch: German physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69
  • 01-28Jose Garcia Robles: Composer, dies at 74
  • 02-01Otto Julius Bierbaum: German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
  • 02-15Albert Fuchs: Composer, dies at 51
  • 02-16Albert Heinrich Zabel: Composer, dies at 75
  • 02-20Boetros Ghali: Egyptian Premier, murdered
  • 03-10Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke: Composer, dies at 85
  • 03-10Karl Lueger: Austrian anti-semite / Mayor of Vienna, dies at 65
  • 03-17Joaquin Valverde: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-27Alexander E Agassiz: US businessman / biologist / geologist, dies at 74
  • 03-27David Duffle Wood: Composer, dies at 72
  • 03-28Edouard [Judas] Colonne: French violinist / conductor
  • 04-01Andreas Aschenbach: German Painter / engraver, dies at 94
  • 04-02Boyd Alexander: English explorer (Niger to the Nile), murdered at 37
  • 04-02Friedrich von Bodelschwingh: German theologist, dies at 79
  • 04-12William G Sumner: US sociologist / politicologist (Folkways), dies at 69
  • 04-13William Orchardson: British painter
  • 04-21Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens]: Auther (Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74
  • 05-03Artie Shaw: Bandleader
  • 05-06Edward VII: King of England (1901-10), dies at 68
  • 05-10Stanislao Cannizzaro: Italian chemist, dies at 85
  • 05-10William Huggins: Discoverer of stellar nature of Andromeda
  • 05-16Henri E Cross [Delacroix]: French painter, dies at 53
  • 05-18Flor van Duyse: Composer, dies at 66
  • 05-20Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin: Composer, dies at 88
  • 05-22Jules Renard: French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46
  • 05-27Robert Koch: German bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel)
  • 05-29Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev: Russian Composer (Islamej), dies at 73
  • 05-31Elizabeth Blackwell: 1st woman physician, dies at 89