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Historical Events In 1908

Friday, 10 July 2020

Dec 07   In the year 1908 jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist  

Dec 08   On this day in history john Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)  

Dec 10   On this day in history 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   Victor Babin, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 14   Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders) on this day in history.  

Dec 16   1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH) in the year 1908.  

Dec 17   In the year 1908 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   In the year 1908 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 in the year 1908.  

Dec 23   Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine) on this day in history.  

Dec 24   On this day in history francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80  

Dec 25   Frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal) in the year 1908.  

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   Jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title in the year 1908.  

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   In the year 1908 earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)  

Dec 28   On this day in history lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare)  

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   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 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 in the year 1908.  

Dec 30   On this day in history stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set  

Dec 31   In the year 1908 marko Rothmuller, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In 1908

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Janis Kepitis, composer was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 04   Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of menahem Avidom, composer  

Jan 07   In the year 1908 birth of red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)  

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   On this day in history abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67  

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

Jan 14   On this day in history holger Drachmann, writer, dies  

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

Jan 23   In the year 1908 edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47  

Jan 25   In the year 1908 death of mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)  

Feb 01   On this day in history death of carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44  

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