On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1908

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Canadian champion Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13th round at the Sydney Stadium, Australia to retain world heavyweight boxing title; Burns' 3rd KO of Squires

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at Madison Square Garden
1908 Highlights

About August 24, 1908

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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