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Historical Events In 1908

Saturday, 21 September 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   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   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 in the year 1908.  

Dec 23   Eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1908.  

Dec 23   In the year 1908 yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)  

Dec 24   Francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80 in the year 1908.  

Dec 25   On this day in history frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal)  

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   Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion in the year 1908.  

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   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) in the year 1908.  

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   In the year 1908 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 in the year 1908.  

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

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

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

Feb 01   In the year 1908 death of carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44  

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