1908 in History – What happened in year 1908


In history, year 1908 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1908.

Know what happened in 1908:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
11 AprilSMS Blücher , the last armored cruiser to be built by the German Imperial Navy, launched.
18 JuneThe University of the Philippines, the national university ofthe Philippines, was established.
19 July Feyenoord Rotterdam, today one of the 'big three' professionalfootball teams in the Netherlands, was founded as the club Wilhelmina ina pub.
30 JuneA massive explosion occurred near the Podkamennaya TunguskaRiver in what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, knocking over 80 milliontrees (sample pictured) over 2,150 square kilometres (830 sq mi).
06 OctoberAustria-Hungary announced the annexation of Bosnia andHerzegovina, causing a crisis that permanently damaged their relationswith Russia and the Kingdom of Serbia.
30 JuneA massive explosion occurred near the Podkamennaya TunguskaRiver in what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, knocking over 80 milliontrees over 2,150 square kilometres (830 sq mi).
23 March American diplomat Durham Stevens, an employee of Japan'sMinistry of Foreign Affairs, was assassinated in San Francisco by twoKorean immigrants unhappy with his recent support of the increasingJapanese presence in Korea.
06 OctoberAustria-Hungary announced the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, causing a crisis that permanently damaged their relations with Russia and the Kingdom of Serbia.
28 DecemberA magnitude 7.2 earthquake and subsequent tsunami struckMessina, Italy, killing more than 100,000 people.
27 SeptemberThe first production of the Ford Model T automobile was builtat the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan, US.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1908:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilAbraham Maslow / Academic / United States of America
03 OctoberJohnny Burke / Writer / United States of America
03 JulyRobert B. Meyner / Politician / United States of America
04 SeptemberEdward Dmytryk / Producer / Canada
04 SeptemberRichard Wright / Poet / United States of America
07 March Anna Magnani / Actress / Italy
09 JulyMinor White / Photographer / United States of America
10 SeptemberRaymond Scott / Composer / United States of America
11 DecemberElliott Carter / Academic / United States of America
11 JuneFrancisco Marto / Saint / Portugal
12 DecemberGustav Ernesaks / Conductor / Estonia
13 March Myrtle Bachelder / Chemist / United States of America
16 March René Daumal / Poet / France
18 SeptemberVictor Ambartsumian / Astrophysicist / Georgia
19 SeptemberPaul Bénichou / Author / France
22 OctoberJohn Gould / Author / United States of America
23 NovemberNelson S. Bond / Author / United States of America
24 JuneAlfons Rebane / Colonel / Estonia
28 MayIan Fleming / Author / United Kingdom
31 AugustWilliam Saroyan / Novelist / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1908:

YearName / Profession / Country
07 February Manmath Nath Gupta / Author / India
30 MarchSmt. Devika Rani / Actress / India
30 MarchDevika Rani / Actress / India
04 MayJagjivan Ram / Politician / India
10 JuneJoyanto Nath Chaudhuri / Soldier / India
08 JanuaryFearless Nadia / Actress / India
05 AprilJagjivayya / Politician / India
21 NovemberNareshchandra Singh / Politician / India
23 SeptemberRamdhari Singh Dinkar / Poet / India
14 FebruaryKengal Hanumanthaiah / Politician / India
15 DecemberSwami Ranganathananda / Scholar / India
26 February Leela Majumdar / Author / India
24 AprilViolet Alva / Politician / India
24 AprilViolet alva / Lawyer / India
08 January Fearless Nadia / Actress / India
01 SeptemberK N Singh / Actor / India
24 AugustShivram Rajguru / Freedom Fighter / India
19 MayManik Bandopadhyay / Poet / India
30 OctoberU. Muthuramalingam Thevar / Politician / India
25 JuneSucheta Kripalani / Politician / India

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