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
03 NovemberJames Reston / Author / United States of America
05 January Lucienne Bloch / Painter / United States of America
07 SeptemberElia Kazan / Actor / United States of America
09 February Heather Angel / Actress / United Kingdom
09 February Dean Rusk / Politician / United States of America
10 DecemberHermes Pan / Dancer / United States of America
11 JuneNatascha Artin Brunswick / Photographer / United States of America
11 February Max Baer / Actor / United States of America
13 SeptemberRay Bowden / Footballer / United Kingdom
15 January Gene Krupa / Drummer / United States of America
16 February Hugh Beaumont / Actor / United States of America
18 March Ernest Gallo / Business Man / United States of America
19 MayNicholas Winton / Banker / United Kingdom
20 AugustAlby Roberts / Cricketer / New Zealand
21 March Harry Lane / Footballer / United Kingdom
22 AprilSpyros Markezinis / Politician / Greece
26 OctoberDante Quinterno / Author / Argentina
27 NovemberJames Agee / Writer / United States of America
28 February Stephen Spender / Poet / United Kingdom
31 MayArt Coulter / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1909:

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