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1908

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1870s  1880s  1890s  – 1900s –  1910s  1920s  1930s
Years: 1905 1906 190719081909 1910 1911
1908 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1908
MCMVIII
Ab urbe condita 2661
Armenian calendar 1357
ԹՎ ՌՅԾԷ
Assyrian calendar 6658
Bahá'í calendar 64–65
Bengali calendar 1315
Berber calendar 2858
British Regnal year Edw. 7 – 8 Edw. 7
Buddhist calendar 2452
Burmese calendar 1270
Byzantine calendar 7416–7417
Chinese calendar 丁未(Fire Goat)
4604 or 4544
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
4605 or 4545
Coptic calendar 1624–1625
Discordian calendar 3074
Ethiopian calendar 1900–1901
Hebrew calendar 5668–5669
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1964–1965
 - Shaka Samvat 1830–1831
 - Kali Yuga 5009–5010
Holocene calendar 11908
Igbo calendar 908–909
Iranian calendar 1286–1287
Islamic calendar 1325–1326
Japanese calendar Meiji 41
(明治41年)
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4241
Minguo calendar 4 before ROC
民前4年
Thai solar calendar 2451

Year 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar.

Events

January

January 24: Boy Scout movement.

February

March

April

May

  • May 26 – At Masjid-al-Salaman in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil discovery in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the United Kingdom.

June

Evidence of the Tunguska event (June 30). Photo taken 19 years later.

July

August

September

October

November

December

Date unknown

Births

January–February

March–April

May

June

July–August

September–October

November–December

Date unknown

Deaths

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

References

  1. ^ "Leon Delagrange". Early Aviators. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  2. ^ : Newspaper Report of the accident"Ballarat Genealogy". ballaratgenealogy.org.au. Archived from the original on February 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006.  
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Farinella, P.; Foschini, L.; Froeschlé, Ch.; Gonczi, R.; Jopek, T. J.; Longo, G.; Michel, P. (2001). "Probable asteroidal origin of the Tunguska Cosmic Body".  
  6. ^ Trayner, Chris (1994). "Perplexities of the Tunguska Meteorite".  
  7. ^ Blake, Richard. The Book of Postal Dates, 1635-1985. Caterham: Marden. p. 20. 
  8. ^ Pino, N. A.; Piatanesi, A.; Valensise, G.; Boschi, E. (2009). "The 28 December 1908 Messina Straits Earthquake (Mw 7.1): A Great Earthquake throughout a Century of Seismology". Seismological Research Letters 80 (2): 243–259.  

Further reading

  • The Annual Register for 1908, British and world events online
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