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Historical Events In 1908

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Apr 12   In the year 1908 fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea Massachusetts  

Apr 13   Groundbreaking on Philadelphia's Shibe Park (home of A's & Phillies) in the year 1908.  

Apr 15   Eden Ahbez, songwriter in the year 1908.  

Apr 16   In the year 1908 natural Bridges National Monument established  

Apr 16   In the year 1908 natural Bridges National Monument forms (Lake Powell Utah)  

Apr 18   Edward Roberts, bishop (Ely) in the year 1908.  

Apr 18   Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title in the year 1908.  

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

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   Frederick A Cook claims to reach North Pole (He didn't) in the year 1908.  

Apr 21   In the year 1908 frederick A Cook claims to reach North Pole (NOT)  

Apr 21   In the year 1908 louis Hostin, France, Light Heavyweight, Olympic-gold-1932, 36)  

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

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

Apr 22   On this day in history queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba  

Apr 23   Denmark, Germany, Engld, France, Neth & Sweden signs North Sea accord in the year 1908.  

Apr 23   Frederick Hawkins, dancer on this day in history.  

Apr 24   Heddy Bouber, [Hermanus G Blom], actor (Bluejackets) on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1908.  

Apr 24   In the year 1908 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  

Apr 25   Edward R Murrow, Pole Creek NC, newscaster (Person to Person) in the year 1908.  

Apr 25   The birth of Edward R Murrow, American journalist on this day in history.  

Apr 26   J H Metcalf discovers asteroid #756 Lilliana in the year 1908.  

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

Apr 28   In the year 1908 arnoud Breeveld, Suriname bishop  

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 in the year 1908.  

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

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

May 02   In the year 1908 william Bakewell, LA Calif, actor (Stage manager-Pinky Lee Show)  

May 05   34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2 in the year 1908.  

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   Kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928) was born in the year 1908.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of janis Kepitis, composer  

Jan 04   In the year 1908 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 in the year 1908.  

Jan 06   In the year 1908 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   Antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70 in the year 1908.  

Jan 09   In the year 1908 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   On this day in history holger Drachmann, writer, dies  

Jan 17   On this day in history ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane, dies at 72  

Jan 23   In the year 1908 edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47  

Jan 25   On this day in history death of mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)  

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

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