Historical Events In 1908
Sunday, 24 May 2020
Dec 07 On this day in history jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist
Dec 08 In the year 1908 john Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)
Dec 10 On this day in history arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
Dec 11 Elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily) in the year 1908.
Dec 11 Frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres in the year 1908.
Dec 13 Victor Babin, composer in the year 1908.
Dec 14 In the year 1908 laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders)
Dec 16 In the year 1908 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH)
Dec 17 On this day in history willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960))
Dec 18 In the year 1908 celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
Dec 20 On this day in history giulio Cesare Brero, composer
Dec 21 Pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show) in the year 1908.
Dec 22 Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44 on this day in history.
Dec 23 Eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.
Dec 23 On this day in history yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)
Dec 24 On this day in history francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80
Dec 25 Frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal) in the year 1908.
Dec 26 In Sydney Australia Jack Johnson knocks out Canada's Tommy Burns to win the world heavyweight boxing crown; policestopped the fight in the 14th round; in the year 1908.
Dec 26 Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion on this day in history.
Dec 26 Jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title on this day in history.
Dec 26 Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) on this day in history.
Dec 27 On this day in history louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
Dec 28 Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died) on this day in history.
Dec 28 Lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare) in the year 1908.
Dec 28 On this day in history over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy.
Dec 29 On this day in history claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy)
Dec 29 On this day in history patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville WI
Dec 29 Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc on this day in history.
Dec 30 Montreal Wanderers loses to Edmonton but retain Stanley Cup (4th of 1908). Cup is won by total points in a 2 game series in the year 1908.
Dec 30 In the year 1908 stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
Dec 31 Marko Rothmuller, composer on this day in history.