On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1908

Historical Events

  • Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisconsin

Famous Birthdays

  • Claire Dodd, American actress (Lady, In the Navy), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1973)
  • Gerben Sonderman, Dutch test pilot (Fokker), born in Drachten, Netherlands (d. 1955)
1908 Highlights

About December 29, 1908

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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