January 1908 calendar

January 1908

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 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 January 1908: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1908?


  • 01 Jan 1908 1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square
  • 02 Jan 1908 Canadian branch of the Royal Mint opens in Ottawa
  • 07 Jan 1908 England beat Australia by one wicket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • 09 Jan 1908 Frans Schollaert succeeds De Trooz as premier of Belgium.
  • 11 Jan 1908 Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
  • 12 Jan 1908 A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
  • 13 Jan 1908 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Ottawa Victorias in 2 games
  • 14 Jan 1908 Roger Hartigan scores century on Test debut versus England Adelaide (116).
  • 15 Jan 1908 C Hill and R J Hartigan make 8th wicket partnership 243 for Australia.
  • 16 Jan 1908 Pinnacles National Monument, California established.
  • 21 Jan 1908 New York City passes the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public, only to have the measure vetoed by the mayor.
  • 23 Jan 1908 US and Great Britain demand end of abuses in Congo.
  • 28 Jan 1908 Members of the Portuguese Republican Party fail in their attempted coup d'etat against the administrative dictatorship of Prime Minister Joao Franco.
  • 29 Jan 1908 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, at Cornell University, incorporates.
  • 24 Jan 1908 The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
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Music charts

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

  1. - As Long as the World Rolls On
  2. - Make Believe
  3. - You
  4. - Dixie Dan
  5. - Who Do You Love?


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?