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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1908

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)  

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

Jan 02   Janis Kepitis, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian  

Jan 05   George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1908 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   Abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67 in the year 1908.  

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

Jan 14   Holger Drachmann, writer, dies in the year 1908.  

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

Jan 23   On this day in history edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47  

Jan 25   Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850) died in the year 1908.  

Feb 01   In the year 1908 death of carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44  

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