Historical Events In 1908
Sunday, 18 April 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) on this day in history.
Dec 10 Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist on this day in history.
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 Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders) in the year 1908.
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)) on this day in history.
Dec 18 In the year 1908 celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
Dec 20 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer on this day in history.
Dec 21 Pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show) in the year 1908.
Dec 22 In the year 1908 marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44
Dec 23 In the year 1908 eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72
Dec 23 In the year 1908 yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)
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) on this day in history.
Dec 26 In the year 1908 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 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 In the year 1908 ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
Dec 27 Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners) on this day in history.
Dec 28 Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died) in the year 1908.
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 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1908.
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 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.