On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1908

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • After days of discussion with his ministers, Sultan Abdul Hamid of Turkey announces he is restoring the liberal constitution of 1876 and will become more responsive to demands of dissidents
  • American Johnny Hayes wins London Olympic marathon in Games record 2:55:18.4 after Dorando Pietri of Italy disqualified for receiving assistance before the finish line

Famous Deaths

  • Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet, dies at 41 (b. the same day 1867)