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 This day in History - August 9
350 Historic Events for August 9
1903

Tom Tyler, [Vincent Markowsky], Port Henry NY, actor (Mummy's Hand)

Birth
1904

Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum), dies at 59

Death
1905

Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice

Birth
1905

Leo Genn, London England, actor (Affair in Monte Carlo)

Birth
1905

Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him

Event
1907

Berta Waterstradt, writer

Birth
1909

John Baur, museum director/author (American Paintings in 19th Century)

Birth
1910

Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine

Event
1910

Robert H van Gulik, Dutch diplomat/writer (Judge Ti)

Birth
1911

William A Fowler, US, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)

Birth
1911

Khurshed Meher-Homji, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936)

Birth
1911

Robert McCormick, Danville Ky, NBC newscaster (Current Opinion)

Birth
1913

Herman Talmadge, (Sen-D-Ga, Watergate Committee)

Birth
1913

Harry Mills, singer (Mills Brothers-Paper Moon)

Birth
1914

Gordon Cullen, architect

Birth
1914

Joseph M "Joop" LĀcker, Dutch journalist/editor in chief (Volkskrant)

Birth
1914

Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor

Birth
1914

German submarine U-15 sinks British cruiser

Event
1915

British attack at Chanak Bair at Gallipolis

Event
1915

Henry Longbottom, English lieutenant, dies in battle

Death
1915

Haim Alexander, composer

Birth
1918

Robert Aldrich, US director/producer (Dirty Dozen)

Birth
1918

Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, and suspends him "for indifferent play"

Event
1919

Ernst Haeckel, German philosopher (Social Darwinism), dies at 85

Death
1919

Joop [Johannes] den Uyl, Dutch Premier (PVDA, 1973-77)

Birth