On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1908

Historical Events


BoatGreat White Fleet

Great White Fleet leaves San Francisco Bay

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American naval ships leave Virginia on December 16, 1907, the first day of their two-year voyage
American naval ships leave Virginia on December 16, 1907, the first day of their two-year voyage
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Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

The Democratic Party meets in Denver at the start of their convention; William Jennings Bryan is nominated as presidential nominee

US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan
US Secretary of State
William Jennings Bryan

Famous Birthdays

  • Evert W Beth, Dutch mathematician/philosopher
  • Harriette Arnow, Wayne Co, Ky, novelist (Dollmaker)
  • Revilo P. Oliver, American professor (d. 1994)
1908 Highlights

About July 7, 1908

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer