On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1908

Historical Events

  • Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by in 1839 by future American Civil War general Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, New York; known as 'the Doubleday myth'

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian "Buddy" Ebsen Jr., American dancer and actor (The Beverly Hillbillies - "Jed Clampett"; Breakfast At Tiffany's; Barnaby Jones), born in Belleville, Illinois (d. 2003)
1908 Highlights

About April 2, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 113 years and 8 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries