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Historical Events In 1908

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Feb 07   Connie Mack sells hurler Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000 on this day in history.  

Feb 08   On this day in history grigor Eghiazaryan, composer  

Feb 08   Wilhelmina '08 soccer team forms in Weert Neth on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history jackie Fields, US, featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)  

Feb 10   On this day in history in England Canadian Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 rounds to defend his world heavyweight boxing title  

Feb 10   Jean Coulthard, composer in the year 1908.  

Feb 10   In the year 1908 tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title  

Feb 11   On this day in history australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England  

Feb 11   On this day in history heemskerk's government begins in Holland  

Feb 11   On this day in history josh White, rocker  

Feb 11   The birth of Vivian Fuchs, British Antartic explorer on this day in history.  

Feb 12   Anna Jeanes bequeaths $1,000,000 to Swarthmore to become all female on this day in history.  

Feb 12   New York to Paris auto race (via Alaska &Siberia) begins in New York NY; George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel on this day in history.  

Feb 13   On this day in history gerald Strang, Claresholm Canada, composer  

Feb 14   Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1908.  

Feb 15   In the year 1908 sidney Gilliat, producer  

Feb 17   Geronimo, Apache chief, dies at about 79 in the year 1908.  

Feb 17   Staats Cotsworth, Oak Park IL, actor (Peyton Place) in the year 1908.  

Feb 18   In the year 1908 1st US postage stamps in rolls issued  

Feb 18   On this day in history uS postage stamps in coils issued  

Feb 20   On this day in history grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1)  

Feb 23   William McMahon, PM of Australia (Liberal) (1971-72) on this day in history.  

Feb 24   In the year 1908 anatol' Vakhnyanyn, composer, dies at 66  

Feb 25   1st tunnel under Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens on this day in history.  

Feb 25   Frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree) in the year 1908.  

Feb 25   In the year 1908 the tunnel under the Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens  

Feb 27   On this day in history sacrifice fly adopted (repealed in 1931, reinstated 1954)  

Feb 27   Star #46 was added to US flag for Oklahoma on this day in history.  

Feb 28   In the year 1908 failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran  

Feb 29   Alf Gover, cricketer (bowled in 4 Tests for England/famous coach) on this day in history.  

Feb 29   Dutch scientists produce solid helium on this day in history.  

Feb 29   Pat Garrett, U.S. gunslinger in the year 1908.  

Mar 02   Jan Brasser, Dutch resistance fighter (Witte Ko)/communist in the year 1908.  

Mar 03   Riccardo Nielsen, composer on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1908

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)  

Jan 02   Ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story) was born on this day in history.  

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 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   Menahem Avidom, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1908 anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65  

Jan 14   Holger Drachmann, writer, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history 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   In the year 1908 death of mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)  

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

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