1909 in History – What happened in year 1909

✅ Published on April 7th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1909 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 januaryErnest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition, planted the British flag 97 nautical miles (180 km) from the South Pole, the farthest anyone has ever reached at that time.
05 februaryBelgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced the creation ofBakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.
22 februaryThe sixteen United States Navy battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by Connecticut, complete a circumnavigation of the 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.
26 februaryThe first films made with Kinemacolor, the earliest successful colour motion picture process, were shown to the British general public.
21 marchThe 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.
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 stagerace began in Italy, with Italian professional road racing cyclist LuigiGanna becoming the eventual winner.
25 julyFrench aviator Louis Blériot crossed the English Channel in aheavier-than-air flying machine, flying from near Calais, France, toDover, England.
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.
28 augustA military coup d'etat against the government of Dimitrios Rallis began in the Goudi neighbourhood of Athens, Greece.
30 augustAmerican paleontologist Charles Walcott discovered the BurgessShale, one of the world's most celebrated fossil fields, in the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia.
04 decemberThe first Grey Cup game, the championship game of the CanadianFootball League, was held.
04 decemberThe Montreal Canadiens, the oldest professional ice hockey clubin the world, was founded as a charter member of the National HockeyAssociation.
02 JuneAlfred Deakin was elected Prime Minister of Australia for the third consecutive time.
30 JulyWright Banghuas built the first aircraft for the army.
12 SeptemberGerman chemist Fritts Hoffmann obtained a patent for synthetic rubber.
30 OctoberHomi Jahangir Bhabha, a prominent scientist of India, was born. Who envisioned India's nuclear power program. He is also known as the \ 'Architect of Indian Atomic Energy Program \'.
10 NovemberAmerican musician and lyricist Johnny Marks was born.
13 NovemberA fire at a St. Paul coal mine in Cherry, Illinois, USA, killed 259 personnel.
23 NovemberThe Wright brothers set up the company with the capital of $ 1 million to produce the aircraft.
06 AprilUS citizens Robert Pieri and Matthew Hansen claimed to have reached the North Pole for the first time.
05 JanuaryColombia accepted the independence of Panama.
05 FebruaryLeo Backland announced the manufacture of Bakelite hard thermosetting plastics.
04 MarchWilliam Howard Taft was sworn in as the 27th President of the United States.
04 AprilThe Football Team Sport Club International was established in Porto Alegre Brazil.
17 MayThe first Giro d \ tallia bicycle race began in the city of Milan, with Luigi Sugarcane winning.
08 JuneAn earthquake and tsunami destroyed the city of Korinchi, located on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 230 people.
25 JulyWorkers started a revolt in the city of Barcelona.
12 AugustThe Indianapolis Motor Speed ​​Way opened in the United States.


Famous birthdays in the year 1909:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February George Beverly Shea / Writer / United States of America
03 JulyStavros Niarchos / Business Man / Greece
08 January Willy Millowitsch / Actor / Germany
08 AugustCharles Lyttelton / Politician / United Kingdom
10 MayMaybelle Carter / Autoharp Player / United States of America
10 AugustRichard J. Hughes / Politician / United States of America
12 JulyHerbert Zim / Author / United States of America
12 SeptemberDonald MacDonald / Politician / Canada
12 JulyMotoichi Kumagai / Photographer / Japan
15 OctoberJesse L. Greenstein / Academic / United States of America
16 MayLuigi Villoresi / Racing Car Driver / Italy
19 JuneOsamu Dazai / Author / Japan
22 DecemberPatricia Hayes / Actress / United Kingdom
22 JuneKatherine Dunham / Dancer / United States of America
25 DecemberZora Arkus-Duntov / Engineer / United States of America
25 MayAlfred Kubel / Politician / Germany
27 MayDon Finlay / Pilot / United Kingdom
29 JulyChester Himes / Author / United States of America
29 AprilTom Ewell / Actor / United States of America
30 AprilF. E. McWilliam / Educator / Ireland

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1909:

YearName / Profession / Country
30 AprilR. Sankar / Politician / India
18 JulyBishnu Dey / Poet / India
13 JuneE. M. S. Namboodiripad / Politician / India
20 DecemberVakkom Majeed / Politician / India
28 SeptemberPaidi Jairaj / Actor / India
15 SeptemberC. N. Annadurai / Politician / India
16 JulyAruna Asif Ali / Freedom Fighter / India
16 JulyAruna Aasif Ali / Teacher / India
08 JanuaryAshapoorna Devi / Poet / India
13 JuneE.M.S. Namboodiripat / Politician / India
08 JanuaryAshapurna Devi / Novelist / India
01 MayMahamaya Prasad Sinha / Politician / India
01 January Dattaram Hindlekar / Cricketer / India
16 NovemberMirza Nasir Ahmad / Religious Leader / India
15 SeptemberC. N. Annadurai / Politician / India
28 JulyBrahmananda Reddy / Politician / India
16 FebruaryMurugapillai Navratnaswami / Swimmer / India
08 January Ashapoorna Devi / Poet / India
30 OctoberHomi J. Bhabha / Scientist / India
30 OctoberHomi J. Bhabha / Academic / India
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