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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1908?


Events

  • 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.

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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

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Country: United States of America

Vertigo

Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States of America

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Country: United States of America