On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1908

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

King Edward VII of Great Britain meets with Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria at Ischl; the King tries to persuade the Emperor to advise Germany against aggressive (anti-British) policies

King of England Edward VII
King of England
Edward VII

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene Raymond [Raymond Guion], American actor (Paris 7000, Love on a Bet, Fireside Theater), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Ira D. Sankey, American evangelist, composer and singer (Gospel Hymns), dies at 67
1908 Highlights

About August 13, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo