What Happened on July 24, 1908

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • After days of discussion with his ministers, Sultan Abdul Hamid of Turkey announces he is restoring the liberal constitution of 1876 and will become more responsive to demands of dissidents
  • John Hayes wins 4th olympics marathon (2:55:18.4 world record)

Famous Birthdays

  • Cootie Williams, American trumpeter (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (b. the same day 1867)