December 1909 calendar

December 1909

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1909: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1909?


  • 04 Dec 1909 1st Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 26 : 6.
  • 07 Dec 1909 Leo Baekeland, Yonkers New York, patents first thermosetting plastic (Bakelite).
  • 08 Dec 1909 Bird banding society found.
  • 11 Dec 1909 Canadian Football exhibition game played in Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, Hamilton Tigers beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 11-6 before 15,000.
  • 14 Dec 1909 New South Wales Premier Charles Wade signed the Seat of Government Surrender Act 1909, formally completing the transfer of State land to the Commonwealth to create the Australian Capital Territory.
  • 16 Dec 1909 US pressure forces Nicaraguan President JosT Santos Zelaya from office.
  • 17 Dec 1909 Karl Landsteiner develops a system of blood grouping.
  • 21 Dec 1909 1st junior high school established
  • 23 Dec 1909 Albert becomes king of Belgium.
  • 31 Dec 1909 Manhattan Bridge opens.
  • 10 Dec 1909 Selma Lagerlöf becomes the first female writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Lonesome
  2. - Dixie Land, I Love You
  3. - Put on Your Old Gray Bonnet
  4. - The Hat My Father Wore on St. Patrick's Day
  5. - It's Hard to Kiss Your Sweetheart (When the Last Kiss Means Good-Bye)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?