1908

1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1908th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 908th year of the 2nd millennium, the 8th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1900s decade. As of the start of 1908, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Events

January

January 24: Boy Scout movement.

February

March

April

May

June

June 30: Tunguska event (evidence photographed 19 years later.)

July

August

September

October

October 1: Ford Model T launch.

November

December

Date unknown

Births

January

February

March

Walter Bruch behind camera

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Date Unknown

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

Servant of God John Berthier
Emperor Guangxu of China

August

September

October

November

December

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

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Further reading

  • The Annual Register for 1908, British and world events online
  • Gilbert, Martin. A History of the Twentieth Century: Volume 1 1900-1933 (1997); global coverage of politics, diplomacy and warfare; pp 105 – 22.
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