On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1908

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Sinclair, South African campaigner, founder member and first president of the Black Sash in 1955, born in Germiston, South Africa (d. 1996)

Person of interestThurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American Supreme Court justice (1967-91), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall

1908 Highlights

About July 2, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer