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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.  

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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   In the year 1908 birth of ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of janis Kepitis, composer  

Jan 04   In the year 1908 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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1908 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   Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850) died in the year 1908.  

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

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