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Historical Events In 1908

Monday, 20 January 2020

Apr 12   On this day in history fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea Massachusetts  

Apr 13   In the year 1908 groundbreaking on Philadelphia's Shibe Park (home of A's & Phillies)  

Apr 15   Eden Ahbez, songwriter on this day in history.  

Apr 16   On this day in history natural Bridges National Monument established  

Apr 16   Natural Bridges National Monument forms (Lake Powell Utah) on this day in history.  

Apr 18   Edward Roberts, bishop (Ely) on this day in history.  

Apr 18   On this day in history tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title  

Apr 20   12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey of NY in 2:25:43.2 on this day in history.  

Apr 20   On this day in history henry Chadwick, sports reporter (baseball), dies at 85  

Apr 20   On this day in history wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Hertogenbosch  

Apr 21   In the year 1908 frederick A Cook claims to reach North Pole (He didn't)  

Apr 21   On this day in history frederick A Cook claims to reach North Pole (NOT)  

Apr 21   On this day in history louis Hostin, France, Light Heavyweight, Olympic-gold-1932, 36)  

Apr 22   In the year 1908 eddie Albert, [Heimberger], Rock Island Il, actor (Oliver-Green Acres)  

Apr 22   On this day in history henry Campbell-Bannerman, British premier (1905-08), dies  

Apr 22   Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba on this day in history.  

Apr 23   Denmark, Germany, Engld, France, Neth & Sweden signs North Sea accord on this day in history.  

Apr 23   In the year 1908 frederick Hawkins, dancer  

Apr 24   On this day in history heddy Bouber, [Hermanus G Blom], actor (Bluejackets)  

Apr 24   Mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock become 1st to travel across US by car, they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in NYC in 32d-5h-25m on this day in history.  

Apr 24   Mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock become the first to travel across the US by car, they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in NYC in 32d-5h-25m in the year 1908.  

Apr 25   On this day in history edward R Murrow, Pole Creek NC, newscaster (Person to Person)  

Apr 25   The birth of Edward R Murrow, American journalist in the year 1908.  

Apr 26   On this day in history j H Metcalf discovers asteroid #756 Lilliana  

Apr 27   On this day in history 4th modern Olympic games opens in London  

Apr 28   Arnoud Breeveld, Suriname bishop on this day in history.  

Apr 29   Jack [Stewart] Williamson, US, sci-fi author (Cometeers) on this day in history.  

May 01   Giovanni Guareschi, Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone) on this day in history.  

May 01   World's most intense rain shower (2.47" in 3 minutes) at Portobelo Panama on this day in history.  

May 01   World's most intense shower (2.47" in 3 minutes) at Portobelo Panama on this day in history.  

May 02   1908 "Take me out to the Ball Game registered for copyright in the year 1908.  

May 02   William Bakewell, LA Calif, actor (Stage manager-Pinky Lee Show) in the year 1908.  

May 05   34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2 on this day in history.  

May 05   Great White Fleet arrives in San Fransisco on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1908

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1908 birth of kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of menahem Avidom, composer  

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   On this day in history antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70  

Jan 09   On this day in history abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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