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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1908

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story) was born in the year 1908.  

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 in the year 1908.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of george Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of menahem Avidom, composer  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)  

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 in the year 1908.  

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

Jan 14   In the year 1908 holger Drachmann, writer, dies  

Jan 17   In the year 1908 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   Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850) died on this day in history.  

Feb 01   On this day in history death of carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44  

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