News and Events of 1909
5.1%Cost of a first-class stamp:
Pittsburgh d. Detroit (4-3)
Dora Boothby d. A. Morton (6-4 4-6 8-6)Men:
Arthur Gore d. M. Ritchie (6-8 1-6 6-2 6-2 6-2)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Football Champions
- The New York Times publishes the first movie review, a report on D.W. Griffith's Pippa Passes.
- Serge Diaghilev opens the Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev, which begins the era of modern ballet and his 20-year reign as ballet's leading figure. Mikhail
Fokine, Diaghilev's choreographer, is considered the most influential choreographer of the 20th century.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Wilhelm Ostwald (Germany), for work on catalysis and investigations into chemical equilibrium and reaction rates
Physics: Guglielmo Marconi (Italy) and Ferdinand Braun (Germany), for development of wireless
Physiology or Medicine: Theodor Kocher (Switzerland), for work on the thyroid gland