December 1908 calendar
Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1908: find out below
Which were the important events of December 1908?
- 02 Dec 1908 Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two
- 25 Dec 1908 Jack Johnson KO Tommy Burns and becomes first black heavyweight champion.
- 26 Dec 1908 Jack Johnson becomes the first African American heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia.
- 28 Dec 1908 Messina, Italy struck by an earthquake (nearly 80,000 died).
- 29 Dec 1908 Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville Wisconsin.
- 30 Dec 1908 Stanley Cup: MontrTal Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in two game series.
American chemist and academic Nobel...
French composer and musician, one of the...
Ukranian Nazi hunter who made a career...
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Which were the top hits in December 1908?
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Top #5 songs in the USA
- Frederic Rose - If You Cared for Me
- Frank Stanley & Henry Burr - Rainbow
- George Stehl, Marshall Lufsky & Paul Surth - The Herd Girl's Dream
- Ada Jones & Billy Murray - There's No Moon Like the Honeymoon
- Billy Murray - I'm Glad I'm Married