Historical Events In 1908
Friday, 24 May 2019
Dec 07 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist in the year 1908.
Dec 08 In the year 1908 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 In the year 1908 frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres
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 In the year 1908 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH)
Dec 17 Willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960)) in the year 1908.
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 Pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show) on this day in history.
Dec 22 In the year 1908 marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44
Dec 23 Eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1908.
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 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; in the year 1908.
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 in the year 1908.
Dec 26 In the year 1908 ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
Dec 27 In the year 1908 louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
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) in the year 1908.
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 on this day in history.
Dec 29 Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc on this day in history.
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 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set on this day in history.
Dec 31 In the year 1908 marko Rothmuller, composer