1908 in the United States

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Events from the year 1908 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

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United States postcards for New Year 1908
January 11: Grand Canyon designated as a monument, and later, in 1919, becomes a National Park.

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September[edit]

September 27: First Ford Model T.

October[edit]

  • October 1 – The launch price for the Ford Model T is set as $850, which is approximately $21,597 in 2017; when adjusted for inflation.
  • October 13 – The Church of the Nazarene is organized officially at Pilot Point, Texas as the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene. This is the official "birthday" of the denomination.
  • October 14 – The Chicago Cubs win the 1908 World Series defeating the Detroit Tigers in Game 5. They would not win again until November 2, 2016, which stands as the longest championship drought in sports history.
  • October 15 – The Metz Fire in Metz Township, Michigan; 37 people are killed, 134 families—about 700 people— are made homeless.

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Deaths[edit]

  • March 1 – Augusta Hejnek, Polish-born supercentenarian, latest known surviving person born in the 18th century (born 1799)
  • April 19 – Simon B. Conover, U.S. Senator from Florida from 1873 to 1879 (born 1840)
  • April 20 – Henry Chadwick, English-born baseball writer and historian (born 1824)
  • May 14 – John O'Connell, baseball player (born 1872)
  • June 1 – James Kimbrough Jones, U.S. Senator from Arkansas from 1885 to 1903 (born 1839)
  • June 13 – Henry Lomb, German-American optician, co-founder of Bausch & Lomb (born 1848)
  • June 14 – Frederick Stanley, founder of the Stanley Cup (born 1841)
  • June 24 – Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States from 1885 to 1889 and from 1893 to 1897 (born 1837)
  • July 3 – Joel Chandler Harris, author (born 1848)
  • July 10 – Phoebe Knapp, hymn composer (born 1839)
  • August 4 – William B. Allison, U.S. Senator from Iowa from 1873 to 1908 (born 1829)
  • August 26 – Tony Pastor, vaudeville and theater impresario (born 1837)
  • September 17 – Thomas Selfridge, army officer & first aviation casualty (born 1882)
  • October 30 – Caroline Astor, socialite (born 1830)
  • Jacob W. Davis, Latvian-born tailor, inventor of jeans (born 1831)

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