What Happened on November 8, 1908

Famous Birthdays

  • Martha Gellhorn, American novelist and journalist who was one of the first female war correspondents, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Victorien Sardou, French playwright, several of which were adapted as operas (Fedora, Tosca; Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
  • William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist, Inventor and Electrical Engineer, dies at 60
1908 Highlights

About November 8, 1908

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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