May 1909 calendar

May 1909

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1909?


  • 01 May 1909 Netherlands begins unity with Belgium.
  • 02 May 1909 Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in first inning against Chicago Cubs.
  • 03 May 1909 35th Kentucky Derby: Vincent Powers on Wintergreen wins in 2:08.2.
  • 07 May 1909 Construction begins on first 100 houses in Ahuzat Bayit (Tel Aviv).
  • 08 May 1909 Frederick Barrett runs world record marathon
  • 12 May 1909 34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8.
  • 13 May 1909 Christian National Labor Workers (CNV) party begins in the Netherlands
  • 17 May 1909 White firemen on Georgia railroad strike to protest hiring blacks.
  • 24 May 1909 Bristol University granted Royal Charter.
  • 29 May 1909 In Shepard, Texas, USA a meteorite drops through a house.
  • 30 May 1909 National Conference on the Negro is held.
  • 13 May 1909 The first edition of the Giro d'Italia, a long-distance multiple-stage bicycle race, began in Milan; the Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna was the eventual winner.
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Music charts

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

  1. - In Those Good Old Country Days
  2. - Roses Bring Dreams of You
  3. - To the End of the World With You
  4. - I Wish I Had a Girl
  5. - Shine On, Harvest Moon


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?