Historical Events In 1908
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Nov 06 Leonid Andreyevs "Dui Nashey Zhizni," premieres in St Petersburg on this day in history.
Nov 07 Dutch capture Venezuelan navy in the year 1908.
Nov 08 Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77 on this day in history.
Nov 10 1st Gideon Bible put in a hotel room on this day in history.
Nov 12 In the year 1908 hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema)
Nov 14 Albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light in the year 1908.
Nov 14 Harrison E Salisbury, journalist/author (50th Anniv of Soviet Union) on this day in history.
Nov 14 In the year 1908 kwang-siu, emperor of China, dies
Nov 14 The birth of Joseph McCarthy, US senator who led the anti-communist 'witch hunts' on this day in history.
Nov 15 Cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies in the year 1908.
Nov 16 On this day in history arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera
Nov 16 Burgess Meredith, Cleve Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, Penguin-Batman, Rocky) on this day in history.
Nov 16 On this day in history the birth of Burgess Meredith, US actor
Nov 18 Imogene Coca, Phila, comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl) in the year 1908.
Nov 19 Alan Baxter, East Cleveland OH, actor (Big Town Girl, Rags to Riches) in the year 1908.
Nov 19 Albert Dietrich, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.
Nov 20 Alistair Cooke, Manchester England, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre) on this day in history.
Nov 20 The birth of Alistair Cooke, British broadcaster on this day in history.
Nov 22 In the year 1908 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
Nov 22 In the year 1908 michael Balfour, historian
Nov 23 Leendert P J Braat, Dutch sculptor/screenwriter on this day in history.
Nov 24 Harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus) in the year 1908.
Nov 25 In the year 1908 dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in MSG marathon by 60 yds
Nov 26 In the year 1908 charles Forte, Italian/British hotel magnate (Savoy)
Nov 28 154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna Pa on this day in history.
Nov 28 Arturo Frondizi, president Argentina (1958-62) in the year 1908.
Nov 29 In the year 1908 adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY)/minister
Dec 02 On this day in history pu Yi (Hsuan-T'ung) became China's Last Emperor at age 3
Dec 02 On this day in history robert F Simon, Mansfield Oh, actor (Man who shot Liberty Valance)
Dec 03 Edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A, premieres in the year 1908.
Dec 03 On this day in history halsey Stevens, Scott NY, composer (Triskelion)
Dec 04 On this day in history a D Hershey, US, biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969)
Dec 04 On this day in history haiti's president-General Alexis Nord flees from military coup
Dec 05 On this day in history 1st football uniform numerals used (University of Pittsburgh)