August 1908 calendar

August 1908

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1908.
The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1908: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1908?


  • 08 Aug 1908 Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.
  • 13 Aug 1908 Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team
  • 14 Aug 1908 Race riot in Springfield Illinois.
  • 17 Aug 1908 Bank of Italy opens new headquarters at Clay and Montgomery.
  • 20 Aug 1908 Congo Free State becomes the Belgian Congo.
  • 24 Aug 1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 25 Aug 1908 National Association of Colored Nurses, forms
  • 27 Aug 1908 Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as the Tigers
  • 28 Aug 1908 14th US Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club, Massachusetts
  • 29 Aug 1908 New York gives a ticker tape parade to returning US Olympians from London.
  • 27 Aug 1908 The Qing dynasty promulgates the Qinding Xianfa Dagang, the first constitutional document in the history of China, transforming the Qing empire into a constitutional monarchy.
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Music charts

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

  1. - When We Are M-A-Double-R-I-E-D
  2. - Uncle Josh's Letter from Home
  3. - O Sole Mio
  4. - Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming
  5. - I Love, and the World is Mine


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?