1908

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Year of the Earth Monkey戊申( from 2 February, in front of the fire - sheep丁未)

Kōki 2568

Syria: 2219/20 ( the year in October )

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  • 3.2 in February
  • 3.3 March
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  • 3.5 May
  • 3.6 in June
  • 3.7 in July
  • 3.8 August
  • 3.9 September
  • 3:10 October
  • 3:11 November
  • 3:12 December
  • 3:13 Accurate birth unknown
  • 4.1 First Quarter
  • 4.2 Second Quarter
  • 4.3 Third Quarter
  • 4.4 Fourth Quarter
  • 4.5 More death unknown

Events

Politics and World Affairs

Imperial China

  • December 2: The two- year-old Pu Yi crowned in Beijing to the Chinese emperor.

Europe

Africa

America

  • November 3: The ruling supported by President Theodore Roosevelt Republican William Howard Taft wins the presidential election in the United States in 1908 to Democrat William Jennings Bryan, who loses his third presidential election.

Economy

Trademarks and Patents

  • The company brings the Maggi stock cubes on the market.
  • Toblerone is invented.

Business start-ups

  • 20 June: The Imperial Patent Office grants Melitta Bentz utility model protection for their invention of a Kaffeefiltriersystems. From their idea is born from the " one-woman operation" a global company, the Melitta group of companies.
  • SEPTEMBER 16: The car company General Motors was founded by William Durant as a holding company for Buick and Oldsmobile takes over shortly thereafter.
  • September 27: In Detroit, the first Ford Model T was completed.
  • December 15: Melitta Bentz founded with her husband Hugo, the company Melitta, which is to exploit the protected for the creator as a utility model filter bag economically.

Science and Technology

Aviation

Natural sciences

  • January 27: Another moon of Jupiter, later named Pasiphae, is discovered by the astronomer Philibert Jacques Melotte.
  • July 10: The Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes succeeds the first time, the gas helium (boiling point 4.2 K = -269 ° C) to liquefy.
  • SEPTEMBER 21: The mathematician Hermann Minkowski holds in Cologne a sensational lecture on space and time. The space-time wins contours.
  • Ernest Rutherford and Hans Geiger developed the first ionization.
  • Find Charles H. Sternberg and his sons and involve in Wyoming Trachodon the mummy.

Technical achievements

  • After two years of construction, the Singer Building in Manhattan is completed. It is the tallest building in the world for nearly a year.

Teaching and research

  • JULY 30: The zoologist Ernst Haeckel and free thinkers gives the occasion of its 350- year anniversary of the Friedrich -Schiller- University Jena, the Phyletic Museum founded by him.
  • The University of British Columbia was founded.
  • Establishment of the Coker College

Others

Culture

Fine Arts

Amedeo Modigliani: The Jewess

Claude Monet Palazzo da Mula, Venice

Gustav Klimt: The Kiss, oil on canvas

  • The New York group of artists Ashcan School is founded.
  • The Austrian architect Adolf Loos publishes his essay Ornament and Crime, in which a clear demand for the end of the Art Nouveau style is expressed

Film

  • Previously silent film First attempts of a skater of Max Linder, France
  • Epic film The Last Days of Pompeii by Luigi Maggi and Arturo Ambrosio, Italy

Pictures of 1908

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