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Major Events of 1908
1908 (Roman Numerals: MCMVIII) was the 8th year of the 20th century. 1908 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Wednesday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1908.
News Events of 1908
Ford Model T. introduced.
The first ever beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England.
Devastating earthquake hits Messina, killing 100,000.
"Young Turk" revolution in Ottoman Empire.
Bulgaria declares independence from Ottoman Empire.
Bosnia-Herzegovnia annexed by Austro-Hungary.
Crete votes for union with Greece (union is not fully effected until 1913).
"Tunguska Event" - meteor impact in Siberia. The explosion is equivalent to 1,000 Hiroshma bombs.
SOS becomes the standard radio distress symbol.
Mother's Day is celebrated for the first time.
Sixteenth Amendment to US Constitution (authorizing Federal government to collect income tax) is ratified.
Seventeenth Amendment to US Constitution, requiring direct election of senators, is ratified.
Robert Baden-Powell organizes the first Boy Scout troop.
Sports in 1908
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