On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1908

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Haiti's president General Alexis Nord flees from military coup
  • The world's ten leading maritime nations attend a Naval Conference in London; they agree on rules for blockade, convoys, and seizure of contraband

Famous Birthdays

  • A. D. Hershey, American biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1997)