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Historical Events In 1908

Monday, 18 March 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   Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist in the year 1908.  

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   On this day in history victor Babin, composer  

Dec 14   Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders) in the year 1908.  

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

Dec 17   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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; 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   On this day in history jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title  

Dec 26   Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) in the year 1908.  

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

Dec 28   On this day in history 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 in the year 1908.  

Dec 29   In the year 1908 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   In the year 1908 patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc  

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   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.  

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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   Janis Kepitis, composer was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 04   In the year 1908 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 in the year 1908.  

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   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   Holger Drachmann, writer, dies in the year 1908.  

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

Jan 23   On this day in history 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   Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44 died on this day in history.  

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