Historical Events In 1908
Sunday, 23 February 2020
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 In the year 1908 arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
Dec 11 On this day in history elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily)
Dec 11 On this day in history frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres
Dec 13 On this day in history victor Babin, composer
Dec 14 In the year 1908 laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders)
Dec 16 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH) on this day in history.
Dec 17 In the year 1908 willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960))
Dec 18 On this day in history celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
Dec 20 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer on this day in history.
Dec 21 Pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show) on this day in history.
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 In the year 1908 yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)
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 the year 1908 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;
Dec 26 Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion in the year 1908.
Dec 26 Jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title on this day in history.
Dec 26 Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) on this day in history.
Dec 27 Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners) in the year 1908.
Dec 28 In the year 1908 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 on this day in history.
Dec 29 Claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy) on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Dec 30 On this day in history 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 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.