On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1908

Historical Events

Historic Event

In Turkey the new parliament convenes with reformist Young Turks as the majority

Famous Birthdays

  • Willard Libby, American chemist who developed radiocarbon dating (Nobel 1960), born in Grand Valley, Colorado (d. 1980)
  • William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer
1908 Highlights

About December 17, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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