1909 in History – What happened in year 1909


In history, year 1909 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1909.

Know what happened in 1909:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
21 March The remains of the Báb, one of three central figures of the Bahá'í Faith, were interred by `Abdu'l-Bahá in Haifa, present-day Israel.
25 July French aviator Louis Blériot crossed the English Channel in aheavier-than-air flying machine, flying from near Calais, France, toDover, England.
26 FebruaryThe first films made with Kinemacolor, the earliest successful colour motion picture process, were shown to the British general public.
28 AugustA military coup d'etat against the government of DimitriosRallis began in the Goudi neighbourhood of Athens, Greece.
04 DecemberThe first Grey Cup game, the championship game of the CanadianFootball League, was held.
07 AugustFifty-nine days after leaving New York City, Alice HuylerRamsey, with three friends, arrived in San Francisco to become the firstwoman to drive an automobile across the U.S.
30 AugustAmerican paleontologist Charles Walcott discovered the BurgessShale, one of the world's most celebrated fossil fields (Marrella fossilpictured), in the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia.
13 MayThe first Giro d'Italia long distance road bicycle racing stagerace began in Italy, with Italian professional road racing cyclist LuigiGanna becoming the eventual winner.
05 FebruaryBelgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced the creation ofBakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.
04 DecemberThe Montreal Canadiens, the oldest professional ice hockey clubin the world, was founded as a charter member of the National HockeyAssociation.
09 January Ernest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition, planted theBritish flag 97 nautical miles (180 km) from the South Pole, thefurthest anyone had ever reached at that time.
25 JulyFrench aviator Louis Blériot crossed the English Channel in aheavier-than-air flying machine, flying from near Calais, France, toDover, England.
04 DecemberThe first Grey Cup game, the championship game of the Canadian Football League, was held.
28 AugustA military coup d'etat against the government of DimitriosRallis began in the Goudi neighbourhood of Athens, Greece.
22 FebruaryThe sixteen United States Navy battleships of the Great WhiteFleet, led by Connecticut (pictured), completed a circumnavigation ofthe globe.
23 FebruaryThe Silver Dart was flown off the ice of Bras d'Or Lake on CapeBreton Island, making it the first controlled powered flight in Canadaand the British Empire.
09 JanuaryErnest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition, planted the British flag 97 nautical miles (180 km) from the South Pole, the furthest south anyone had ever reached at that time.
05 FebruaryBelgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced the creation of Bakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.
14 AprilFollowing a military revolt against the constitutional government, a mob began a massacre of Armenians in Adana Vilayet, Ottoman Empire.
13 MayThe first Giro d'Italia long distance road bicycle racing stage race began in Italy, with Italian professional road racing cyclist Luigi Ganna becoming the eventual winner.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1909:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 JulyAlec Templeton / Composer / United Kingdom
05 AprilErwin Wegner / Hurdler / Germany
05 SeptemberArchie Jackson / Cricketer / Australia
06 March Obafemi Awolowo / Politician / Nigeria
07 OctoberErastus Corning 2nd / Politician / United States of America
08 March Paula Strasberg / Actress / United States of America
11 February Max Baer / Actor / United States of America
12 JulyMotoichi Kumagai / Photographer / Japan
12 February Zoran Mušič / Painter / Slovenia
14 SeptemberPeter Scott / Painter / United Kingdom
14 OctoberBernd Rosemeyer / Racing Car Driver / Germany
15 JulyJean Hamburger / Physician / France
17 MayJulius Sumner Miller / Academic / United States of America
20 OctoberYasushi Sugiyama / Painter / Japan
21 SeptemberKwame Nkrumah / Politician / Ghana
25 MayAlfred Kubel / Politician / Germany
26 NovemberFritz Buchloh / Footballer / Germany
26 MayMatt Busby / Footballer / Scotland
28 February Stephen Spender / Poet / United Kingdom
28 March Nelson Algren / Writer / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1909:

YearName / Profession / Country
13 JuneE. M. S. Namboodiripad / Politician / India
30 OctoberHomi J. Bhabha / Academic / India
30 AprilR. Sankar / Politician / India
NA NATika Ram Paliwal / Politician / India
08 JanuaryAshapurna Devi / Novelist / India
18 JulyBishnu Dey / Poet / India
13 JuneE.M.S. Namboodiripat / Politician / India
01 January Dattaram Hindlekar / Cricketer / India
11 JuneK.S. Hegde / Politician / India
15 SeptemberC. N. Annadurai / Politician / India
09 AugustVinayaka Krishna Gokak / Author / India
19 JulyBalamani Amma / Poet / India
01 MayMahamaya Prasad Sinha / Politician / India
30 OctoberHomi J. Bhabha / Scientist / India
28 JulyBrahmananda Reddy / Politician / India
28 SeptemberPaidi Jairaj / Actor / India
08 January Ashapoorna Devi / Poet / India
16 JulyAruna Asif Ali / Freedom Fighter / India
20 DecemberVakkom Majeed / Politician / India
16 FebruaryMurugapillai Navratnaswami / Swimmer / India

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