Historical Events In 1908
Monday, 18 March 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 Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist in the year 1908.
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 On this day in history victor Babin, composer
Dec 14 Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders) in the year 1908.
Dec 16 In the year 1908 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH)
Dec 17 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
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; 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 On this day in history jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title
Dec 26 Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) in the year 1908.
Dec 27 On this day in history louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
Dec 28 On this day in history 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 in the year 1908.
Dec 29 In the year 1908 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 In the year 1908 patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
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 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.