On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1908

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
  • William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, dies at 60
1908 Highlights

About November 8, 1908

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio