On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1908

Famous Birthdays

  • Jane Bolin, first African American female judge, born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 2007)
  • Karel Ančerl, Czechoslovak conductor (Prague/Toronto), born in Tučapy, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • Leo Rosten, American writer and humourist (Joys of Yiddish), born in Łódź, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Masaru Ibuka, Japanese electronics industrialist (Sony Corp), born in Nikkō City, Japan (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Bird, English Chess player and author (b. 1829)
1908 Highlights

About April 11, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries