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January 5, 1909
Panama's independence is recognized by Colombia.
January 16, 1909
Claims to have found the magnetic South Pole are made from Ernest Shackleton's expedition but the location recorded may be incorrect.
January 24, 1909
The first recorded use of the CQD emergency radio signal for a large passenger vessel is used when the White Star Liner RMS Republic sinks the day after it's collision with SS Florida.
January 28, 1909
After being there since the Spanish–American War of 1898, the last United States troops leave Cuba.
February 5, 1909
The creation of Bakelite hard thermosetting plastic is announced by Leo Baekeland.
March 10, 1909
The signing of the Anglo-Siamese Treaty occurs in Bangkok, Thailand.
March 31, 1909
Austrian's control over Bosnia and Herzegovina is accepted by Serbia.
April 14, 1909
15,000–30,000 Armenian Christians are killed by Ottoman Turks in the Adana Vilayet during the Adana massacre.
April 18, 1909
The adornment of Joan of Arc occurs in Rome.
April 19, 1909
Modern-day BP, then the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, is incorporated.
April 27, 1909
Mehmed V overthrows and succeeds his brother, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Abdul Hamid II.
May 13–30, 1909
Luigi Ganna is the winner of the first Giro d'Italia bicycle race that started and finished in Milan.
June 15, 1909
The Imperial Cricket Conference is formed at Lord's Cricket Ground from a meeting of representatives from England, Australia and South Africa.
July 25, 1909
The first man to fly across a large open body of water, the English Channel, in a heavier-than-air craft is Louis Bleriot.
July 25–August 2, 1909
A workers' uprising known as "Tragic Week" breaks out in city of Barcelona.
August 2, 1909
A Wright Military Flyer, the world's first military airplane, is purchased by the United States Army Signal Corp Division from the Wright Brothers.
September 4, 1909
The Jiandao/Gando Treaty, giving Japan a way to receive railroad concessions in Manchuria, is signed by Japan and China.
October 13, 1909
The Germans and Italians get access to the Gotthard Rail Tunne through an agreement made by Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
October 26, 1909
At the Harbin train station in Manchuria, four time Prime Minister of Japan, Ito Hirobumi, and Resident-General of Korea, are assassinated by Ahn Jung-geun.
November 18, 1909
The United States responds to the execution of 500 revolutionaries in Nicaragua by order of dictator Jose Santos Zelaya by sending 2 warships.
December 17, 1909
Leopold II is succeeded by his nephew, King Albert I of Belgium, on the throne.