Historical Events in April 1908

  • Apr 2 Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday
  • Apr 3 Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hrs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns

British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister
Henry Campbell-Bannerman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 8 H. H. Asquith succeeds Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • Apr 12 Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • Apr 13 Groundbreaking on Philadelphia's Shibe Park (home of A's & Phillies)
  • Apr 16 Natural Bridges National Monument forms (Lake Powell, Utah)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 18 Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Apr 20 12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey of NY in 2:25:43.2
  • Apr 20 Opening day of competition of the New South Wales Rugby League.
  • Apr 21 Frederick A Cook claims to reach North Pole (He didn't)
  • Apr 22 Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba
  • Apr 23 Denmark, Germany, Britain, France, Netherlands & Sweden sign North Sea accord
  • Apr 24 Mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock become 1st to travel across US by car, they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in NYC in 32d-5h-25m
  • Apr 27 4th modern Olympic games opens in London