On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1908

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Committee of Union and Progress, 'The Young Turks', announces a program for reforms and respect for the rights of all within the Ottoman Empire, regardless of race or religion

Leader of the Ottoman Empire Enver Pasha
Leader of the Ottoman Empire
Enver Pasha

Famous Birthdays

  • William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (The New Yorker), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
1908 Highlights

About August 16, 1908

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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