1908

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This article is about the year 1908.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1870s · 1880s · 1890s · 1900s · 1910s · 1920s · 1930s
Years: 1905 · 1906 · 1907 · 1908 · 1909 · 1910 · 1911
1908 by topic:
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1908 in various 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 1829–1830
 - Kali Yuga 5008–5009
Holocene calendar 11908
Igbo calendar 908–909
Iranian calendar 1286–1287
Islamic calendar 1325–1326
Japanese calendar Meiji 41
(明治41年)
Javanese calendar 1837–1838
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4241
Minguo calendar 4 before ROC
民前4年
Nanakshahi calendar 440
Thai solar calendar 2450–2451

1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (dominical letter ED) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter FE) 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 1918.

According to NASA reports, 1908 was the coldest recorded year since 1880.[1]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

January 24: Boy Scout movement.

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

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

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

Births[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

Walter Bruch behind camera

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Emperor Guangxu of China

Nobel Prizes[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ NASA - GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP)
  2. ^ "Leon Delagrange". Early Aviators. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  3. ^ "Ballarat Genealogy: Newspaper Report of the accident". ballaratgenealogy.org.au. Archived from the original on February 11, 2012. 
  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, 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: 1081–1097. Bibcode:2001A&A...377.1081F. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20011054. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  6. ^ Trayner, Chris (1994). "Perplexities of the Tunguska Meteorite". The Observatory. 114: 227–231. Bibcode:1994Obs...114..227T. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  7. ^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 
  8. ^ Blake, Richard. The Book of Postal Dates, 1635-1985. Caterham: Marden. p. 20. 

Further reading[edit]

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