Historical Events In 1908
Monday, 27 January 2020
Dec 07 On this day in history jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist
Dec 08 John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73) in the year 1908.
Dec 10 On this day in history arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
Dec 11 In the year 1908 elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily)
Dec 11 In the year 1908 frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres
Dec 13 In the year 1908 victor Babin, composer
Dec 14 In the year 1908 laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders)
Dec 16 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH) on this day in history.
Dec 17 Willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960)) on this day in history.
Dec 18 Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on this day in history.
Dec 20 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer on this day in history.
Dec 21 On this day in history 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 On this day in history eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72
Dec 23 In the year 1908 yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)
Dec 24 Francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
Dec 25 Frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal) on this day in history.
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 In the year 1908 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 Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932) in the year 1908.
Dec 27 In the year 1908 louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
Dec 28 Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died) in the year 1908.
Dec 28 Lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare) on this day in history.
Dec 28 Over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy in the year 1908.
Dec 29 Claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy) in the year 1908.
Dec 29 patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville WI on this day in history.
Dec 29 On this day in history 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 in the year 1908.
Dec 30 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set on this day in history.
Dec 31 Marko Rothmuller, composer on this day in history.