1908

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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
Balinese saka calendar 1829–1830
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
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

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. Note that the Julian day for 1908 is 13 calendar days difference, which continued to be used from 1582 until the complete conversion of the Gregorian calendar was entirely done in 1929.

Events

January

January 24: Boy Scout movement.

February

March

April

May

  • May 26 – At Masjed Soleyman 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

Nobel Prizes

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References

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Further reading

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