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Historical Events In 1908

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Dec 07   On this day in history jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist  

Dec 08   In the year 1908 john Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)  

Dec 10   In the year 1908 arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist  

Dec 11   On this day in history elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily)  

Dec 11   On this day in history frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres  

Dec 13   On this day in history victor Babin, composer  

Dec 14   In the year 1908 laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders)  

Dec 16   1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH) on this day in history.  

Dec 17   In the year 1908 willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960))  

Dec 18   On this day in history celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)  

Dec 20   Giulio Cesare Brero, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 21   Pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show) on this day in history.  

Dec 22   Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Dec 23   Eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Dec 23   In the year 1908 yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)  

Dec 24   Francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80 in the year 1908.  

Dec 25   On this day in history frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal)  

Dec 26   In the year 1908 in Sydney Australia Jack Johnson knocks out Canada's Tommy Burns to win the world heavyweight boxing crown; policestopped the fight in the 14th round;  

Dec 26   Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion in the year 1908.  

Dec 26   Jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title on this day in history.  

Dec 26   Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) on this day in history.  

Dec 27   Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners) in the year 1908.  

Dec 28   In the year 1908 earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)  

Dec 28   Lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare) on this day in history.  

Dec 28   Over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy on this day in history.  

Dec 29   Claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy) on this day in history.  

Dec 29   patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville WI on this day in history.  

Dec 29   Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc on this day in history.  

Dec 30   On this day in history montreal Wanderers loses to Edmonton but retain Stanley Cup (4th of 1908). Cup is won by total points in a 2 game series  

Dec 30   In the year 1908 stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set  

Dec 31   Marko Rothmuller, composer in the year 1908.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1908

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1908 birth of ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of janis Kepitis, composer  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover  

Jan 04   Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of george Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of menahem Avidom, composer  

Jan 07   Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967) was born in the year 1908.  

Famous Deaths In 1908

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70 in the year 1908.  

Jan 09   In the year 1908 abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67  

Jan 10   Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65 in the year 1908.  

Jan 14   Holger Drachmann, writer, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane, dies at 72 in the year 1908.  

Jan 23   Edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47 in the year 1908.  

Jan 25   In the year 1908 death of mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)  

Feb 01   Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44 died on this day in history.  

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