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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1908?


Events

  • 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.

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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?

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States of America

Winter Light

Winter Light

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow

Country: United States of America

Blood In, Blood Out

Blood In, Blood Out

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Country: United States of America

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Country: United States of America