September 1908 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 3 James Barries "What Every Woman Knows" premieres in London

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Sep 9 Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Va

  • Sep 9 Russia takes part of Poland
  • Sep 12 Canada appoints a Civil Service Commission, initiating a more equitable system for selecting civil servants
  • Sep 16 Carriage-maker, William C. Durant, founds General Motors in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 17 Thomas Selfridge becomes first fatality of powered flight
  • Sep 18 Cleve Indian Bob "Dusty" Rhoades no-hits Boston, 2-1
  • Sep 22 Bulgaria declares independence from Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
  • Sep 23 University of Alberta opens

CommunicationModel T

Sep 27 Henry Ford's first Ford Model T automobile leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 Maurice Maeterlinck's "L'oiseau Blue" premieres in Moscow

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist
  • Sep 3 Lev Semenovich Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (d. 1988)
  • Sep 4 Edward Dmytryk, director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny)
  • Sep 4 Richard Wright, US, author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children)
  • Sep 6 Anthony Wagner, genealogist
  • Sep 7 Michael E DeBakey, artificial heart pioneer
  • Sep 8 Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert
  • Sep 9 Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (La belle estate)
  • Sep 10 Waldo Wedel, American Archaeologist (d. 1996)
  • Sep 11 Everhardus J van Romondt, physician/Dutch Antillean minister of Eco
  • Sep 15 Gerd Gaiser, German writer (Ship in the Mountain)
  • Sep 16 Beecher Moore, British sailor, born in Rochester, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sep 16 James "Jimmy" Johnson, English Labor MP (1950-59, 64-83)
  • Sep 18 Viktor A Ambartsoemjan, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50)
  • Sep 19 Mika Waltari, novelist (Egyptian)
  • Sep 19 Tatsuo Shimabuku, founder of Isshinryu Karate (d. 1975)
  • Sep 20 Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist
  • Sep 20 Levon-Karapet His Holiness Vasken Baidjian, patriach of Etchmiadzin
  • Sep 26 Maurice Naessens, Belgian banker
  • Sep 27 Shiv Verma, Indian revolutionary soldier
  • Sep 29 James Norman Dalrymple Anderson, lawyer
  • Sep 30 Edzard H Schaper, German/Swiss sailor/UP-correspondent/antifascist

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 2 Naval officer Robert Scott (40) weds sculptress Kathleen Bruce (30) at the Chapel Royal in London, England

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 12 Politician Winston Churchill marries Clementine Hozier

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Dutch East-Indies), dies
  • Sep 17 Thomas E Selfridge, earlier US aviator, 1st to die in an air crash
  • Sep 29 Joaquim M Machado de Assis, Brazil writer (Dom Casmurro), dies at 69