What Happened on August 17, 1908

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Bank of Italy (now Bank of America) opens new HQ at Clay & Montgomery, San Francisco
  • Booth Tarkington & Harry Leon Wilson's play "Man from Home" premieres in New York
  • Projection in Paris of the very first animated cartoon, Fantasmagorie realized by Émile Cohl

Famous Birthdays

  • Kurt Hessenberg, composer