On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1908

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bank of Italy (now Bank of America) opens new HQ at Clay & Montgomery, San Francisco

Banker and Entrepreneur Amadeo Giannini
Banker and Entrepreneur
Amadeo Giannini
  • 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, German composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d.1994)
1908 Highlights

About August 17, 1908

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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