On this day: at the theatre in Drury Lane

This photograph is of the first run of the play The Whip, onstage at London’s Drury Lane Theatre in September 1909.

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On this day: Women’s Suffrage in Norway.

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Norwegian women participate in at a suffrage march in New York in 1913. X

Women in Norway earned the right to vote in stages, however a milestone was reached on the 14th of June, 1907, when middle class women were finally granted permission to vote in parliamentary elections.

While women’s suffrage came fairly early to Norway, by this point in time women in countries such as New Zealand and Australia had had full voting rights for several years.

At the parliamentary election in 1909, women of the bourgeoisie and middle class were entitled to vote for the first time.

Women vote in 1909.

The first Norwegian parliamentary election to include women was held in 1909.

It was not until 1913 that women’s voting rights equal to men’s were granted.

Theodore Roosevelt’s Safari

Theodore Roosevelt became the United States’ 26th President on the 14th of September, 1901.

Once he finished his presidency in 1909 he went on an eleven-month safari where he trapped or shot over 11 000 animals, including this rhinoceros. The hunting was sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution.

After serving as US President, Theodore Roosevelt went on a safari and trapped or shot over 11 000 animals.

On this day: John Jacob Astor

American businessman John Jacob Astor, photographed on the 25th of August, 1909. He was the richest man on the RMS Titanic when it sank in 1912. Returning from his honeymoon at the time, he put his wife on a lifeboat and was last seen alive having a cigarette with writer Jacques Futrelle an hour before the ship disappeared into the ocean.

John_Jacob_Astor_1909John Jacob Astor in 1909 The richest man on the Titanic. Photographed on the 25th of August 1909.