On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1908

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Robert Peary's arctic expedition sails from NYC for the north pole

Arctic Explorer Robert Peary
Arctic Explorer
Robert Peary

Famous Birthdays

  • LĂ©once Grass, Flemish singer and conductor, born in Borgerhout, Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1993)
1908 Highlights

About July 6, 1908

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer