Historical Events In 1908
Monday, 18 November 2019
Dec 07 In the year 1908 jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist
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 on this day in history.
Dec 11 In the year 1908 elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily)
Dec 11 Frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres on this day in history.
Dec 13 Victor Babin, composer in the year 1908.
Dec 14 Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders) on this day in history.
Dec 16 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH) in the year 1908.
Dec 17 On this day in history willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960))
Dec 18 In the year 1908 celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
Dec 20 On this day in history giulio Cesare Brero, composer
Dec 21 In the year 1908 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 On this day in history eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72
Dec 23 Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine) on this day in history.
Dec 24 Francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
Dec 25 Frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal) in the year 1908.
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 in the year 1908.
Dec 26 Jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title on this day in history.
Dec 26 Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) on this day in history.
Dec 27 Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners) on this day in history.
Dec 28 In the year 1908 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 Claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy) on this day in history.
Dec 29 patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville WI on this day in history.
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 On this day in history stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
Dec 31 Marko Rothmuller, composer in the year 1908.