Historical Events In 1908
Friday, 16 November 2018
Dec 07 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist in the year 1908.
Dec 08 John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73) on this day in history.
Dec 10 In the year 1908 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 in the year 1908.
Dec 13 On this day in history victor Babin, composer
Dec 14 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history giulio Cesare Brero, composer
Dec 21 Pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show) on this day in history.
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 In the year 1908 francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80
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 Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion on this day in history.
Dec 26 In the year 1908 jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title
Dec 26 Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) on this day in history.
Dec 27 In the year 1908 louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
Dec 28 Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died) in the year 1908.
Dec 28 Lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare) on this day in history.
Dec 28 In the year 1908 over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy.
Dec 29 On this day in history 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 In the year 1908 patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
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 In the year 1908 stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
Dec 31 Marko Rothmuller, composer on this day in history.