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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1909.
The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1909: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1909?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1909 British SS Waratah disappears on Sydney to London, 300 killed
  • 02 Aug 1909 1st Lincoln head pennies minted
  • 05 Aug 1909 US Senate confirms A. Piatt Andrew as Mint Director.
  • 06 Aug 1909 Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip.
  • 07 Aug 1909 US issues 1st Lincoln penny
  • 10 Aug 1909 Algemeene Netherlands Toonkunstenars Ver (ANTV) begins
  • 11 Aug 1909 Liner Arapahoe is 1st ship to use SOS distress call
  • 15 Aug 1909 A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
  • 18 Aug 1909 Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River.
  • 19 Aug 1909 Indianapolis 500 race track opens
  • 26 Aug 1909 Middlesex beat Gloucs (Bristol) by Inn and 31 in a single day
  • 29 Aug 1909 AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m.
  • 30 Aug 1909 Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
  • 31 Aug 1909 A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1909?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Uncle Josh's Trip to Coney Island
  2. - Isn't Love a Grand Old Thing?
  3. - The Yama Yama Man
  4. - Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares
  5. - Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

The Third Man

The Third Man

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Country: United States of America

The Secret in Their Eyes

The Secret in Their Eyes

Directed by: Juan José Campanella

Starring: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Country: United States of America

White Heat

White Heat

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly

Country: United States of America

Life of Brian

Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America