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Historical Events In 1908

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

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

Feb 08   Grigor Eghiazaryan, composer in the year 1908.  

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   In England Canadian Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 rounds to defend his world heavyweight boxing title in the year 1908.  

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   Australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England on this day in history.  

Feb 11   Heemskerk's government begins in Holland on this day in history.  

Feb 11   On this day in history josh White, rocker  

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

Feb 12   In the year 1908 anna Jeanes bequeaths $1,000,000 to Swarthmore to become all female  

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   Gerald Strang, Claresholm Canada, composer on this day in history.  

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

Feb 15   On this day in history sidney Gilliat, producer  

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

Feb 17   In the year 1908 staats Cotsworth, Oak Park IL, actor (Peyton Place)  

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

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) in the year 1908.  

Feb 24   Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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

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Feb 27   Sacrifice fly adopted (repealed in 1931, reinstated 1954) in the year 1908.  

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

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   In the year 1908 dutch scientists produce solid helium  

Feb 29   On this day in history pat Garrett, U.S. gunslinger  

Mar 02   Jan Brasser, Dutch resistance fighter (Witte Ko)/communist on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1908.  

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

Jan 02   In the year 1908 birth of janis Kepitis, composer  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover  

Jan 04   In the year 1908 birth of walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Holger Drachmann, writer, dies in the year 1908.  

Jan 17   Ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane, dies at 72 in the year 1908.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 01   Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by mob at 44 died in the year 1908.  

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