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Historical Events In 1908

Friday, 16 November 2018

Dec 07   Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist in the year 1908.  

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

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   On this day in history giulio Cesare Brero, composer  

Dec 21   Pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1908 francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80  

Dec 25   On this day in history 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   In the year 1908 jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title  

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) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1908 patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville WI  

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

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   In the year 1908 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   On this day in history birth of kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story)  

Jan 02   Janis Kepitis, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1908.  

Famous Deaths In 1908

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

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