On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1908

Historical Events

  • "SOS" (· · · – – – · · ·) distress signal becomes the worldwide standard for help

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Gordon Jr, American athlete (Olympic gold long jump 1932), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • Paul Hardy, Belgian writer (Best of Painted Furniture)
  • Peter Anders, German opera singer, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1954)
1908 Highlights

About July 1, 1908

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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