Historical Events In 1908
Monday, 10 May 2021
Dec 07 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist in the year 1908.
Dec 08 In the year 1908 john Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)
Dec 10 Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist in the year 1908.
Dec 11 Elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily) on this day in history.
Dec 11 Frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres in the year 1908.
Dec 13 On this day in history victor Babin, composer
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 In the year 1908 willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960))
Dec 18 Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) in the year 1908.
Dec 20 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer in the year 1908.
Dec 21 In the year 1908 pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show)
Dec 22 Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44 in the year 1908.
Dec 23 Eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.
Dec 23 Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine) on this day in history.
Dec 24 In the year 1908 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; on this day in history.
Dec 26 On this day in history jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion
Dec 26 On this day in history jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title
Dec 26 In the year 1908 ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
Dec 27 On this day in history louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
Dec 28 In the year 1908 earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)
Dec 28 Lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare) in the year 1908.
Dec 28 Over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy on this day in history.
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 In the year 1908 patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
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 on this day in history.
Dec 30 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set in the year 1908.
Dec 31 On this day in history marko Rothmuller, composer