Historical Events In 1908
Friday, 10 July 2020
Dec 07 In the year 1908 jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist
Dec 08 On this day in history john Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)
Dec 10 On this day in history arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
Dec 11 Elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily) on this day in history.
Dec 11 Frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres in the year 1908.
Dec 13 Victor Babin, composer on this day in history.
Dec 14 Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders) on this day in history.
Dec 16 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH) in the year 1908.
Dec 17 In the year 1908 willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960))
Dec 18 Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) in the year 1908.
Dec 20 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer on this day in history.
Dec 21 In the year 1908 pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show)
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 in the year 1908.
Dec 23 Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine) on this day in history.
Dec 24 On this day in history francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80
Dec 25 Frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal) in the year 1908.
Dec 26 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; on this day in history.
Dec 26 Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion on this day in history.
Dec 26 Jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title in the year 1908.
Dec 26 Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) on this day in history.
Dec 27 In the year 1908 louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
Dec 28 In the year 1908 earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)
Dec 28 On this day in history lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare)
Dec 28 In the year 1908 over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy.
Dec 29 On this day in history claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy)
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 in the year 1908.
Dec 30 Montreal Wanderers loses to Edmonton but retain Stanley Cup (4th of 1908). Cup is won by total points in a 2 game series in the year 1908.
Dec 30 On this day in history stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
Dec 31 In the year 1908 marko Rothmuller, composer