On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1908

Historical Events

  • Allen Winter wins US 1st $50,000 trotting race
  • National Association of Colored Nurses forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Philip Coolidge, American actor (North by Northwest, North by Northwest, I Want to Live, Tingler), born in Concord, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Eyre Massey Shaw, British first chief of London Fire Brigade, dies at 78

Person of interestHenri Becquerel

Henri Becquerel, French physicist who discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), dies at 55

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel

1908 Highlights

About August 25, 1908

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo