On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1908

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Leader of the Ottoman Empire Enver Pasha
Leader of the Ottoman Empire
Enver Pasha

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? 111 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius