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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1908?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1908 1st Dutch electric railway in use (Rotterdam-The Hague)
  • 02 Oct 1908 Addie Joss perfect game stops Ed Walsh 1-0 who won 40 in a row.
  • 03 Oct 1908 The Pravda newspaper is founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.
  • 05 Oct 1908 Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar
  • 06 Oct 1908 Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
  • 07 Oct 1908 Serbia and Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact.
  • 08 Oct 1908 New York Giants set season attendance record at 910,000 (broken in 1920)
  • 14 Oct 1908 Baseball Writers Association of America, forms
  • 16 Oct 1908 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as Esquimoux
  • 20 Oct 1908 King Leopold II sells Congo to Belgium
  • 24 Oct 1908 Billy Murray hits the charts with Take Me Outto the Ball Game
  • 31 Oct 1908 4th Olympic games ends in London

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Music charts

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

  1. - The Right Church, but the Wrong Pew
  2. - Any Old Port in a Storm
  3. - Don't Take Me Home
  4. - Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  5. - Down in Jungle Town

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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American History X

American History X

Directed by: Tony Kaye

Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Country: United States of America

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America

Tangerines

Tangerines

Directed by: Zaza Urushadze

Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Show People

Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Country: United States of America

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Country: United States of America