Historical Events In 1908
Thursday, 18 July 2019
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 Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist on this day in history.
Dec 11 On this day in history elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily)
Dec 11 Frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres on this day in history.
Dec 13 In the year 1908 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 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 On this day in history giulio Cesare Brero, composer
Dec 21 On this day in history pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show)
Dec 22 On this day in history marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44
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 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 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 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 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) in the year 1908.
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 In the year 1908 patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville WI
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 on this day in history.
Dec 30 On this day in history stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
Dec 31 Marko Rothmuller, composer in the year 1908.