1908 History Facts:
  • Young Turk revolution.
  • Carlos I of Portugal is assassinated.
  • Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Ferdinand I is proclaimed emperor of Bulgaria.
  • The first time a ball is dropped at Times Square (NYC) to signify the new year.
  • General Baden-Powell starts the Boy-Scouts.
  • First tunnel under the Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens.
  • Solid Helium produced by Dutch scientists.
  • The first ascent of Mount Erebus in Antarctica.
  • The 4th modern Olympic games opens in London.
  • Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B. Stubblefield.
  • The first passenger flight in an airplane occurs.
  • Enckes comet fireball strikes Siberia (Tunguska Event).
  • Orville Wright makes first 1 hour airplane flight.
  • Russia takes a part of Poland.
  • Winston Churchill marries Clementine Hozier.
  • Henry Ford introduces the Model T Ford car.
  • Crete revolts against Turkey and then aligns with Greece.
  • Serbia and Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact.
  • William Howard Taft elected the 27th President of the USA.
  • Gideon Bible Company started - 1st Gideon Bible put is placed in a hotel room.
  • Albert Einstein presents the quantum theory of light.
  • Pu Yi (Hsuan-T'ung) became China's Last Emperor at age 3 years.
  • Paper cups launched by the International Paper Co New York.
  • Swiss chemist Jacques Brandenberger invents cellophane.


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