Historical Events In 1908
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Dec 07 In the year 1908 jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist
Dec 08 In the year 1908 john Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)
Dec 10 In the year 1908 arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
Dec 11 On this day in history elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily)
Dec 11 In the year 1908 frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres
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 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH) in the year 1908.
Dec 17 Willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960)) in the year 1908.
Dec 18 On this day in history celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
Dec 20 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer on this day in history.
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 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) 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 Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion in the year 1908.
Dec 26 In the year 1908 jackson Johnson defeats Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia for boxing title
Dec 26 On this day in history ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
Dec 27 In the year 1908 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 On this day in history lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare)
Dec 28 Over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy in the year 1908.
Dec 29 On this day in history claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy)
Dec 29 patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville WI in the year 1908.
Dec 29 In the year 1908 patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
Dec 30 In the year 1908 montreal Wanderers loses to Edmonton but retain Stanley Cup (4th of 1908). Cup is won by total points in a 2 game series
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