1909 (1 Water Year / 6 Metal 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

February 12 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.

March 31- Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia-Herzegovina.

March 31- Construction of the Titanic begins.

April 6- Robert Peary, Matthew Henson, and four Eskimo explorers reach the North Pole, a claim that has subsequently attracted much criticism and controversy. At the very least, he got close.

June 22- Construction begins on the Cape Cod Canal which, technically, made 'Cape' Cod an island.

July 25- Louis Bleriot is the first man to fly across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air craft.

August 8- Launching of The Rosicrucian Fellowship "An International Association of Christian Mystics".

October 8 (October 2?)- The first rugby football match played in Twickenham Stadium.

October 26 - An Jung-geun, Korean nationalist, assassinates Japanese leader, Ito Hirobumi, in protest at the Japanese annexation of Korea.

November- First edition of Max Heindel's magnum opus The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.

November 11- US Navy founds a navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

December 31- Manhattan Bridge opens.

January 16 (1910, prior to February 4th)- Constant rains in Paris, France, cause the Seine to overflow its banks, flooding the city. All but one line of the Paris Métro become filled with water, effectively draining water from the city.