April 1908 calendar

April 1908

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1908.
The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1908: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1908?


  • 01 Apr 1908 The Territorial Force (renamed Territorial Army in 1920) is formed as a volunteer reserve component of the British Army.
  • 02 Apr 1908 Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday.
  • 03 Apr 1908 Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in two hours.
  • 05 Apr 1908 British premier Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns.
  • 07 Apr 1908 H. H. Asquith of the Liberal Party takes office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, succeeding Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • 08 Apr 1908 Harvard University votes to establish the Harvard Business School.
  • 11 Apr 1908 SMS Blucher, the last armored cruiser to be built by the German Imperial Navy, launches.
  • 12 Apr 1908 Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea Massachusetts.
  • 16 Apr 1908 Natural Bridges National Monument established (Lake Powell Utah).
  • 18 Apr 1908 Tommy Burns knocks out Jewy Smith in five for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 20 Apr 1908 12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey of New York in 2:25:43.2.
  • 23 Apr 1908 Denmark, Germany, England, France, Netherlands and Sweden signs North Sea accord.
  • 24 Apr 1908 Mr and Mrs Jacob Murdock become the first to travel across the US by car, they leave Los Angeles in a Packard and arrive in New York City in 32 days-5 hours-25 minutes.
  • 14 Apr 1908 Hauser Dam, a steel dam on the Missouri River in Montana, fails, sending a surge of water 25 to 30 feet (7.6 to 9.1 m) high downstream.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1908?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Keep On Smiling
  2. - Good-Bye, Sweetheart, Good-Bye
  3. - Wouldn't You Like to Have Me for a Sweetheart?
  4. - Dorn Sebastian - In Terra Solo (On Earth Alone)
  5. - There Never Was a Girl Like You


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?