On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1908

Article: Ford Puts Millions in the Driving Seat

Historical Events

  • 1st Dutch electric railway in use (Rotterdam-The Hague)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Chesbro records final victory for the NY Highlanders before waived and claimed by Red Sox; beats Walter Johnson and Washington Senators, 2-1

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

Historic InventionModel T

Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)

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The 1910 Model T Ford
The 1910 Model T Ford
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Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Young, Canadian NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 1936-37, Detroit Red Wings captain), born in Medicine Hat, Alberta (d. 1990)
  • Herman David Koppel, Danish pianist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1998)
1908 Highlights

About October 1, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra