Historical Events In 1908
Saturday, 19 January 2019
Dec 07 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Dec 13 Victor Babin, composer on this day in history.
Dec 14 In the year 1908 laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders)
Dec 16 On this day in history 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH)
Dec 17 Willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960)) in the year 1908.
Dec 18 Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on this day in history.
Dec 20 In the year 1908 giulio Cesare Brero, composer
Dec 21 Pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show) in the year 1908.
Dec 22 On this day in history marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44
Dec 23 In the year 1908 eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72
Dec 23 Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine) in the year 1908.
Dec 24 On this day in history francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80
Dec 25 In the year 1908 frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal)
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; in the year 1908.
Dec 26 On this day in history jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion
Dec 26 Jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title in the year 1908.
Dec 26 On this day in history ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
Dec 27 On this day in history louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
Dec 28 Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died) on this day in history.
Dec 28 In the year 1908 lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare)
Dec 28 Over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy on this day in history.
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 in the year 1908.
Dec 29 Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc in the year 1908.
Dec 30 In the year 1908 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 On this day in history stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
Dec 31 Marko Rothmuller, composer on this day in history.