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Historical Events In 1908

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Feb 07   In the year 1908 connie Mack sells hurler Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000  

Feb 08   Grigor Eghiazaryan, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 08   Wilhelmina '08 soccer team forms in Weert Neth in the year 1908.  

Feb 09   Jackie Fields, US, featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1908 jean Coulthard, composer  

Feb 10   Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

Feb 11   Australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England in the year 1908.  

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

Feb 11   In the year 1908 josh White, rocker  

Feb 11   On this day in history the birth of Vivian Fuchs, British Antartic explorer  

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 in the year 1908.  

Feb 13   In the year 1908 gerald Strang, Claresholm Canada, composer  

Feb 14   Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Sidney Gilliat, producer on this day in history.  

Feb 17   In the year 1908 geronimo, Apache chief, dies at about 79  

Feb 17   Staats Cotsworth, Oak Park IL, actor (Peyton Place) on this day in history.  

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

Feb 18   US postage stamps in coils issued on this day in history.  

Feb 20   Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1) on this day in history.  

Feb 23   William McMahon, PM of Australia (Liberal) (1971-72) in the year 1908.  

Feb 24   Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, composer, dies at 66 in the year 1908.  

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

Feb 25   In the year 1908 frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)  

Feb 25   On this day in history 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Feb 27   On this day in history sacrifice fly adopted (repealed in 1931, reinstated 1954)  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 in the year 1908.  

Feb 28   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 03   Riccardo Nielsen, composer in the year 1908.  

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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   On this day in history birth of ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story)  

Jan 02   Janis Kepitis, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 04   Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 05   George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo) was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 06   Menahem Avidom, composer was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 07   Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967) was born in the year 1908.  

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 in the year 1908.  

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

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 in the year 1908.  

Jan 25   Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850) died in the year 1908.  

Feb 01   Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44 died on this day in history.  

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