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What Happened on January 24, 1908

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell publishes "Scouting for Boys" as a manual for self-instruction in outdoor skills and self-improvement. The book becomes the inspiration for the Scout Movement.

Founder of Scouts Robert Baden-Powell
Founder of Scouts
Robert Baden-Powell

1908 Highlights

About January 24, 1908

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius