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Historical Events In 1908

Saturday, 04 April 2020

Dec 07   Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist on this day in history.  

Dec 08   In the year 1908 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) in the year 1908.  

Dec 11   In the year 1908 frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres  

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   1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH) on this day in history.  

Dec 17   Willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960)) in the year 1908.  

Dec 18   Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on this day in history.  

Dec 20   Giulio Cesare Brero, composer on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 23   In the year 1908 eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72  

Dec 23   On this day in history yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)  

Dec 24   In the year 1908 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   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   On this day in history jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion  

Dec 26   Jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title on this day in history.  

Dec 26   In the year 1908 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   On this day in history earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)  

Dec 28   In the year 1908 lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare)  

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

Dec 29   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1908 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 in the year 1908.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967) was born on this day in history.  

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   Abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65 in the year 1908.  

Jan 14   Holger Drachmann, writer, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane, dies at 72  

Jan 23   Edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

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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