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Historical Events In 1908

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Dec 07   Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 13   Victor Babin, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 14   In the year 1908 laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders)  

Dec 16   On this day in history 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   In the year 1908 giulio Cesare Brero, composer  

Dec 21   Pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show) in the year 1908.  

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

Dec 25   In the year 1908 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; in the year 1908.  

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   On this day in history ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)  

Dec 27   On this day in history louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)  

Dec 28   Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died) on this day in history.  

Dec 28   In the year 1908 lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare)  

Dec 28   Over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1908.  

Dec 29   Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc in the year 1908.  

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

Dec 31   Marko Rothmuller, composer on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1908

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1908 birth of kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)  

Jan 02   Ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story) was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of janis Kepitis, composer  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover  

Jan 04   Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian was born in the year 1908.  

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 on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1908

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   On this day in history antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70  

Jan 09   In the year 1908 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   In the year 1908 holger Drachmann, writer, dies  

Jan 17   In the year 1908 ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane, dies at 72  

Jan 23   Edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47 in the year 1908.  

Jan 25   On this day in history death of mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)  

Feb 01   Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44 died in the year 1908.  

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