Historical Events In 1908
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Dec 07 On this day in history jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist
Dec 08 John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73) in the year 1908.
Dec 10 Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist in the year 1908.
Dec 11 On this day in history elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily)
Dec 11 Frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
Dec 20 On this day in history giulio Cesare Brero, composer
Dec 21 On this day in history pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show)
Dec 22 On this day in history marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44
Dec 23 On this day in history eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72
Dec 23 Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine) in the year 1908.
Dec 24 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 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;
Dec 26 In the year 1908 jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion
Dec 26 In the year 1908 jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title
Dec 26 On this day in history 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 In the year 1908 earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)
Dec 28 On this day in history lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare)
Dec 28 On this day in history over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy.
Dec 29 Claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy) in the year 1908.
Dec 29 In the year 1908 patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville WI
Dec 29 Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc in the year 1908.
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 in the year 1908.
Dec 31 On this day in history marko Rothmuller, composer