1908 in History – What happened in year 1908

✅ Published on April 6th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1908 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
23 marchAmerican diplomat Durham Stevens, an employee of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was assassinated in San Francisco by twoKorean immigrants unhappy with his recent support of the increasing Japanese presence in Korea.
11 aprilSMS Blücher , the last armored cruiser to be built by the German Imperial Navy, launched.
10 mayMother’s Day was first celebrated on May 10, 1908 in Philadelphia, United States. Though it is now observed on the second Sunday in May in most of the countries, established by Anna Jarvis.
27 mayKhilafat Day – the day of establishment of Khilafat in Islam Ahmadiyya. Khilafat Day is celebrated annually on May 27 by members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in remembrance of the significance of the system of spiritual leadership within the community known as Khilafat.
10 juneMary Clubwala Jadhav was born. She was a renowned politician and social worker. She founded a large number NGO’S in India and is often credited with setting up the oldest organized social work bodies in India. She was awarded by Padma Shree.
18 juneThe University of the Philippines, the national university ofthe Philippines, was established.
30 juneA massive explosion occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, knocking over 80 milliontrees over 2,150 square kilometres (830 sq mi).
03 julyBal Gangadhar Tilak was arrested by the British. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born as Keshav Gangadhar Tilak. He was an Indian nationalist, patriotic journalist, social reformer, lawyer, teacher and an independence activist. He was known as the first leader of the Indian Independence Movement. He was also bestowed with the honorary title of 'Lokmanya' meaning 'accepted by the people '.
19 julyFeyenoord Rotterdam, today one of the 'big three' professionalfootball teams in the Netherlands, was founded as the club Wilhelmina ina pub.
24 septemberThe first factory-built Ford Model T was completed. This became fondly known as the Tin Lizzie.
27 septemberThe first production of the Ford Model T automobile was builtat the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan, US.
01 octoberThe Ford Model T, known as "Tin Lizzie," was introduced to the public, and was the first car that was economical and dependable for the ordinary resident of the United States.
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 struck Messina, Italy, killing more than 100,000 people.
10 MayThe first Mother's Day was celebrated during Church Service in Grafton, West Virginia.
14 MayFor the first time, someone flew in an airplane.
16 SeptemberWilliam Crepo Billy founded the automobile manufacturer General Motors.
23 SeptemberFamous Hindi poet Ramdhari Singh \ 'Dinkar \' was born in Simaria village in Bihar.
30 SeptemberOne of the famous poets of Hindi, Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar was born on 23 September 1908 in a place called Simaria.
01 OctoberAmerican industrialist Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, presented the model of the T car.
12 NovemberBulgaria declared her independence.
14 NovemberAlbert Einstein introduced quantum theory of light.
16 NovemberGeneral Motors Corporation was established.
11 AugustThe revolutionary Khudiram Bose was hanged at just 18 and a half years of age.
12 AugustHenry Ford's car company created the first car model.
14 AugustThe first beauty pageant was held in Folkestone, England.
27 AugustSir Donald Bradman, the world's greatest cricketer, was born. He scored 29 centuries in 52 Tests of his career and 6996 runs at an average of 99.94.
28 DecemberMore than a million people died after the earthquakes and tsunamis in Messina and Rejo Calabria, southern Italy.
12 JanuaryThe long-distance wireless message was sent from the Eiffel Tower in Paris for the first time.
01 FebruaryPortugal King Carlos I) and his son Prince Louis Philippe were killed in Lisbon.


Famous birthdays in the year 1908:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilAbraham Maslow / Academic / United States of America
03 JulyRobert B. Meyner / Politician / United States of America
04 March Thomas Shaw / Singer / United States of America
09 January Simone de Beauvoir / Author / France
11 JuneFrancisco Marto / Saint / Portugal
13 March Myrtle Bachelder / Chemist / United States of America
16 March René Daumal / Poet / France
16 DecemberRemedios Varo / Painter / Spain
17 DecemberWillard Libby / Academic / United States of America
17 SeptemberRafael Israelyan / Architect / Armenia
17 OctoberHjördis Petterson / Actress / Sweden
18 DecemberPaul Siple / Geographer / United States of America
22 March Jack Crawford / Tennis Player / Australia
23 MayHélène Boucher / Pilot / France
26 JuneSalvador Allende / Politician / Chile
27 JulyJoseph Mitchell / Author / United States of America
28 NovemberClaude Lévi-Strauss / Basketball Player / Belgium
29 March Arthur O'Connell / Actor / United States of America
30 AprilBjarni Benediktsson / Politician / Iceland
30 MayMel Blanc / Actor / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1908:

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