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

Henri BecquerelHenri Becquerel (1852-1908)

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


1908 Highlights

About August 25, 1908

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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