On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1908

Ford Puts Millions in the Driving Seat

Historical Events

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

Sports History

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

Model T

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

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? 113 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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