On This Day

December 17, 1908 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

In Turkey the new parliament convenes with reformist Young Turks as the majority

Leader of the Ottoman Empire Enver Pasha
Leader of the Ottoman Empire
Enver Pasha

Birthdays in History

  • Willard Libby, American chemist who developed radiocarbon dating (Nobel 1960), born in Grand Valley, Colorado (d. 1980)