1908 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 150 of 150

  • Aug 17 B Tarkington & HL Wilson's "Man from Home" premieres in NYC
  • Aug 17 Bank of Italy (now Bank of America) opens new HQ at Clay & Montgomery, San Francisco
  • Aug 20 Congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo
  • Aug 20 America's Great White Fleet arrives in Sydney, Australia, to be greeted with a tremendous welcome; 221 American sailors desert to remain in Australia
  • Aug 25 Allen Winter wins US 1st $50,000 trotting race
  • Aug 25 National Association of Colored Nurses forms
  • Aug 29 NY gives a ticker tape parade to returning US Olympians from London
  • 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

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

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • Oct 1 1st Dutch electric railway in use (Rotterdam-The Hague)

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Oct 1 Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Oct 2 Addie Joss perfect game stops Ed Walsh 1-0 who won 40 in a row

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Oct 3 Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Oct 5 Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar
  • Oct 6 Austria annexes Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Oct 6 Yanks lose 100th game of year go 51-103 for season
  • Oct 7 Crete revolts against Turkey & aligns with Greece
  • Oct 7 Serbia & Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact
  • Oct 18 Belgium annexes Congo Free State
  • Oct 20 King Leopold II sells Congo to Belgium
  • Oct 24 Billy Murray hits the charts with "Take Me Outto the Ball Game"

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Oct 28 The English Newspaper the Daily Telegraph prints an interview with Germany's Emperor Wilhelm II, who characterises himself as personally friendly to Britain but suggests the German people people are hostile, causing uproar in both countries

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 3 William Howard Taft (R) elected 27th President over William Jennings Bryan

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Nov 6 Leonid Andreyev's "Dui Nashey Zhizni" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Nov 7 Dutch capture Venezuelan navy
  • Nov 10 1st Gideon Bible put in a hotel room
  • Nov 12 Andrew Fisher assumes the position of prime minister for what turns out to be a short-lived second Labour government, Australia

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Nov 14 Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Nov 14 Liberal candidate Jose Miguel Gomez wins national elections for president in Cuba
  • Nov 28 154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna, Pa
  • Nov 30 The US Secretary of State and Japan's ambassador to the US exchange notes in what becomes known as the Root-Takahira Agreement: they affirm support for an independent China with an 'open door' policy and for the status quo in the Pacific
  • Dec 2 Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two
  • Dec 4 Haiti's president General Alexis Nord flees from military coup
  • Dec 4 The world's ten leading maritime nations attend a Naval Conference in London; they agree on rules for blockade, convoys, and seizure of contraband
  • Dec 5 1st US football uniform numerals used (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Dec 9 The German Reichstag adopts a progressive social law restricting hours of factory work by young people and women
  • Dec 11 Frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden" premieres
  • Dec 16 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH)
  • Dec 17 In Turkey the new parliament convenes with reformist Young Turks as the majority
  • Dec 28 Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)
  • Dec 29 Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 251

  • Jun 10 Brinsley Ford, CEO (National Art Collections Fund)
  • Jun 10 Ernst B Chain, German chemist/bacteriologist (penicillin, Nobel 1945)
  • Jun 12 Ronald Selby Wright, minister
  • Jun 12 Marina Semenova, Russian ballerina
  • Jun 13 Maria E Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Infinite Passage)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 15 Sam Giancana, American mafioso, born in Chicago, Illinois

Gangster Sam Giancana
Sam Giancana
  • Jun 17 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/Writer
  • Jun 17 Enrique Peralta Azurdia, Colonel and military President of Guatemala (1963-66), born in Guatemala City (d. 1997)
  • Jun 18 Bud Collyer, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 18 Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • Jun 19 Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91)
  • Jun 21 William Frankena, American philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Jun 22 George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher
  • Jun 23 Paulus Akkerman, [Paul fen Nijenborn], Frisian writer (Each om Each)
  • Jun 24 Alfons Rebane, Estonian military officer (d. 1976)
  • Jun 25 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (d. 2000)
  • Jun 27 João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (d. 1967)
  • Jun 28 James L Reinsch, media-adviser (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy)
  • Jun 29 Paul Lebeau, Flemish writer (Last Rose, Xanthippe)
  • Jun 30 Charles Camproux, French linguistic/author (Bestiari)
  • Jun 30 Monica Maurice, industrialist
  • Jun 30 Winston Graham, British writer (Poldark novels), born in Manchester (d. 2003)
  • Jul 1 Paul Hardy, Belgian writer (Best of Painted Furniture)
  • Jul 2 Jean Sinclair, teacher/campaigner

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 2 Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American Supreme Court justice (1967-91), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Jul 3 Thomas Narcejac, Rochefort-sur-Mer France, writer (Vertigo)
  • Jul 3 M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
  • Jul 3 Robert B. Meyner, American politician (d. 1990)
  • Jul 4 Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/chairman (Club of Rome)
  • Jul 7 Evert W Beth, Dutch mathematician/philosopher
  • Jul 7 Harriette Arnow, Wayne Co, Ky, novelist (Dollmaker)
  • Jul 7 Revilo P. Oliver, American professor (d. 1994)
  • Jul 8 Nelson A Rockefeller, (Gov-R-NY) 41st VP (1974-77)
  • Jul 9 Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (d. 1973)
  • Jul 12 Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician
  • Jul 14 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and novelist, born in Middlesbrough (d. 1994)
  • Jul 16 Aruna Asaf Ali, politician
  • Jul 16 Maurice Adams, surgeon/British rear admiral
  • Jul 18 Mildred Lisette Norman, American peace activist, earned the moniker Peace Pilgrim (d. 1981)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 20 [Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Irish-American mob hitman, born in Gweedore, Ireland (d. 1932)

Mob Hitman Mad Dog Coll
Mob Hitman
Mad Dog Coll
  • Jul 22 Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette, Complete Cook Book), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 25 Joseph Mitchell, writer
  • Jul 26 Salvador Allende Gossens, Chile's last elected president (1970-73)
  • Jul 27 Lord Jenkins of Putney, British MP of Arts (Labour)
  • Aug 4 Leslie Wilkinson, journalist
  • Aug 4 Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist/author (Daily Express)
  • Aug 5 Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam
  • Aug 6 James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, born in Wickhamford, Worcestershire (d. 1997)
  • Aug 6 Sol Adler, economist Sinophile
  • Aug 8 Arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)
  • Aug 8 Chivu Stoica, premier of Romania (1955-61)
  • Aug 12 Lord Renton, QC/British government minister
  • Aug 14 Lady Jean Swaythling, chief controller (ATS)
  • Aug 16 William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (d. 2000)
  • Aug 18 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu)
  • Aug 18 Edgar Faure, thriller writer/PM of France (1952, 52-56)
  • Aug 20 John Reginald Bevins, politician
  • Aug 20 Kingsley Davis, sociologist/demographer, coined (population explosion)
  • Aug 21 M. M. Kaye, British writer (d. 2004)
  • Aug 21 Oversight (nom de plume), American philosopher

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Aug 22 Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer famous for 'The Decisive Moment', born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France (d. 2004)

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • Aug 23 Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli)
  • Aug 23 Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP
  • Aug 23 Hannah Frank, Scottish Artist and Sculptor
  • Aug 25 Esther Waterhouse, doctor/methodist
  • Aug 26 W. B. Henning, Prussian-born Iranist (d. 1967)
  • Aug 27 Frank Leahy, O'Neill Nebraska, football coach (Notre Dame)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 27 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), born in Stonewall, Texas (d. 1973)

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Aug 27 Kurt Wegner, German artist (d. 1985)
  • Aug 28 Roger Tory Peterson, NY, ornithologist/writer (How to Know Birds)
  • Aug 30 Leonor Fini, Argentine artist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1996)
  • Aug 31 Lab Rachel Katherine Hamilton-Russell ouchere, local historian
  • Aug 31 William Saroyan, US, novelist/playwright (Time of Your Life)
  • 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
  • Oct 5 Joshua Logan, Broadway producer (South Pacific)
  • Oct 6 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)
  • Oct 9 Jacques Tati[scheff], La Pecq France, director (Traffic, Playtime)
  • Oct 9 James E Folsom, (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59)
  • Oct 9 Harry Hooton, Australian poet (d. 1961)

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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