1909

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Birmingham Terminal Station, constructed in 1909

1909 was the 38th year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.

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In 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded. Joan of Arc was beatified. The U.S. Navy founded a navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club was founded. The Manhattan Bridge opened.

Notable births in 1909 included those of Barry Goldwater, Victor Borge, Carmen Miranda, James Mason, Benny Goodman, Burl Ives, Errol Flynn, Colonel Tom Parker, Al Capp, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Notable deaths included those of Geronimo, Sarah Orne Jewett, William Stanley, William Powell Frith, Red Cloud, and Frederic Remington.

The co-winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics were Guglielmo Marconi and Karl Ferdinand Braun for the development of wireless telegraphy (radio).

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