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Historical Events In 1908

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Dec 07   On this day in history jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist  

Dec 08   John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73) in the year 1908.  

Dec 10   Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist in the year 1908.  

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   On this day in history victor Babin, composer  

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

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   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   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   On this day in history 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   Frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal) on this day in history.  

Dec 26   On this day in history 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   In the year 1908 jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion  

Dec 26   In the year 1908 jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title  

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   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   On this day in history over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy.  

Dec 29   Claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy) in the year 1908.  

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   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   Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set in the year 1908.  

Dec 31   On this day in history 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 in the year 1908.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1908 birth of walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian  

Jan 05   In the year 1908 birth of george Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)  

Jan 06   In the year 1908 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   On this day in history antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70  

Jan 09   Abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67 in the year 1908.  

Jan 10   In the year 1908 anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65  

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

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

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

Jan 25   On this day in history 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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