1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1908th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 908th year of the 2nd millennium, the 8th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1900s decade. As of the start of 1908, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1908 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1908
MCMVIII
Ab urbe condita2661
Armenian calendar1357
ԹՎ ՌՅԾԷ
Assyrian calendar6658
Bahá'í calendar64–65
Balinese saka calendar1829–1830
Bengali calendar1315
Berber calendar2858
British Regnal yearEdw. 7 – 8 Edw. 7
Buddhist calendar2452
Burmese calendar1270
Byzantine calendar7416–7417
Chinese calendar丁未(Fire Goat)
4604 or 4544
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
4605 or 4545
Coptic calendar1624–1625
Discordian calendar3074
Ethiopian calendar1900–1901
Hebrew calendar5668–5669
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1964–1965
 - Shaka Samvat1829–1830
 - Kali Yuga5008–5009
Holocene calendar11908
Igbo calendar908–909
Iranian calendar1286–1287
Islamic calendar1325–1326
Japanese calendarMeiji 41
(明治41年)
Javanese calendar1837–1838
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4241
Minguo calendar4 before ROC
民前4年
Nanakshahi calendar440
Thai solar calendar2450–2451
Tibetan calendar阴火羊年
(female Fire-Goat)
2034 or 1653 or 881
    — to —
阳土猴年
(male Earth-Monkey)
2035 or 1654 or 882

EventsEdit

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January 24: Boy Scout movement.

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June 30: Tunguska event (evidence photographed 19 years later.)

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October 1: Ford Model T launch.

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BirthsEdit

Births
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Walter Bruch behind camera

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Servant of God John Berthier
 
Emperor Guangxu of China

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ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ "Ballarat Genealogy: Newspaper Report of the accident". ballaratgenealogy.org.au. Archived from the original on February 11, 2012.
  6. ^ Pasechnik, I. P. (1986). "Refinement of the moment of explosion of the Tunguska meteorite from the seismic data". Cosmic Matter and the Earth (in Russian). Novosibirsk: Nauka. p. 66.
  7. ^ Farinella, Paolo; Foschini, L.; Froeschlé, Christiane; Gonczi, R.; Jopek, T. J.; Longo, G.; Michel, Patrick (2001). "Probable asteroidal origin of the Tunguska Cosmic Body" (PDF). Astronomy & Astrophysics. 377 (3): 1081–1097. Bibcode:2001A&A...377.1081F. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20011054. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
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  9. ^ "Therese Peltier". Women in aviation and space history. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
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  11. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/entries/5ad4c6e6-91ff-3c7f-b663-fc3b5bc913b7
  12. ^ "Model T Facts" (Press release). US: Ford. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  13. ^ Approximately $21,597 in 2017, when adjusted for inflation.
  14. ^ Blake, Richard. The Book of Postal Dates, 1635-1985. Caterham: Marden. p. 20.
  15. ^ "Gulf of Corcovado". Tyne Built Ships. Archived from the original on July 8, 2019.
  16. ^ "Data.GISS: GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP v4)". data.giss.nasa.gov.
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  18. ^ New York Times Obituaries, May 1, 1990
  19. ^ "International Tennis Hall of Fame". www.tennisfame.com.
  20. ^ Schiavone, Michael J. (2009). Dictionary of Maltese Biographies Vol. II G–Z. Pietà: Pubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza. pp. 1414–1415. ISBN 9789993291329.
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Further readingEdit

  • The Annual Register for 1908, British and world events online
  • Gilbert, Martin. A History of the Twentieth Century: Volume 1 1900-1933 (1997); global coverage of politics, diplomacy and warfare; pp 105 – 22.