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Major Events of 1909
1909 (Roman Numerals: MCMIX) was the 9th year of the 20th century. 1909 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Friday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1909.
News Events of 1909
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) founded.
French aviator Louis Bleriot is first to fly across English Channel in a heavier-than-air aircraft.
Selfridges opens in London, England.
Robert Peary is the first person to reach geographic North Pole.
Manhattan Bridge opens.
Anglo-Persian Oil Company (now known as "BP") founded.
Joan of Arc beatified.
Karl Landsteiner develops system of blood grouping.
Tel Aviv (the known as "Ahuzat Bayit") founded.
Columbia recognizes the independence of Panama.
Burgess Shale fossils (fossils of early multicelled animals from the Cambrian period) discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
Sports in 1909
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