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Turkish cartoon on the Bosnia crisis
Bosnian annexation crisis : Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Winner and Merit Diploma
modern Olympic Games are
taking place in London .
Forest damage from the Tunguska event
The Tunguska event takes place in Siberia .
1908 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1356/57 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1900/01 (September 10-11)
Baha'i calendar 64/65 (March 20/21)
Bengali solar calendar 1313/14 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2451/52 (southern Buddhism); 2450/51 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 76th (77th) cycle

Year of the Earth Monkey戊申 ( from February 2nd , before that Fire Sheep丁未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1270/71 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4241/42 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1286/87 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1325/26 (February 3-4)
Japanese calendar Meiji 41 ( 明治 41 年 );

Kōki 2568

Jewish calendar 5668/69 (September 25-26)
Coptic calendar 1624/25 (10/11 September)
Malayalam calendar 1083/84
Rumi Calendar (Ottoman Empire) 1323/24 (March 1st)
Seleucid era Babylon: 2218/19 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2219/20 (turn of the year October)

Suriyakati Calendar (Thai Solar Calendar) 2450/51 (April 1)
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1964/65 (April)


Politics and world events

Empire of China



The march on Women's Sunday with Emmeline Pankhurst and Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy in the lead



Charles Joseph Bonaparte
William H. Taft


Franco-British Exhibition

Trademarks and patents

Segment display

Business start-ups


science and technology


Henri Farman after the flight

Natural sciences

Technical achievements

The Singer Building after completion
  • The Singer Building in Manhattan is completed after a two-year construction period . For almost a year it is the tallest building in the world.

Teaching and Research



Visual arts


Image from Fantasmagorie
Image from the film The Assassination of the Duke of Guise


The title page of the first edition

Music and theater

The Johann Strauss Theater



Voigt leaves the Tegel prison



After the earthquake

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

nature and environment

Grand Canyon canyons
Monument Rock, Malheur National Forest


For entries of athletics world records, see under the respective discipline under athletics .

Nobel Prizes

price person country Reason for awarding the prize image
Nobel Price for physics Gabriel Lippmann
Third French RepublicThird French Republic France (born in Hollerich , Luxembourg ) LuxembourgLuxembourg  "For his method of reproducing colors photographically based on the interference phenomenon " Gabriel Lippmann
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Ernest Rutherford
United Kingdom 1801United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland United Kingdom / New Zealand (born in Nelson , New Zealand ) New ZealandNew Zealand  "For his investigations into the decay of the elements and the chemistry of radioactive substances" Ernest Rutherford
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Ilya Ilyich Metschnikow
Russian Empire 1883Russian Empire Russia "In recognition of their work on immunity" Ilya Ilyich Metschnikow
Paul Ehrlich
German EmpireThe German Imperium German Empire Paul Ehrlich
Nobel Prize in literature Rudolf Eucken
German EmpireThe German Imperium German Empire (born in Aurich , Kingdom of Hanover , German Confederation )
Kingdom of Hanover
"On the basis of the serious search for truth, the penetrating power of thought and the foresight, the warmth and power of representation, with which he represented and developed an ideal worldview in numerous works" Rudolf Eucken
Nobel Peace Prize Klas Pontus Arnoldson
SwedenSweden Sweden Founder of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration League Klas Pontus Arnoldson
Fredrik Bajer
DenmarkDenmark Denmark Honorary President of the Permanent International Peace Bureau Fredrik Bajer

Historical views and maps



Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre at the Balzac monument, around 1930
Edward Teller


George Pal


Walter Bruch behind the camera of the "Olympic Cannon" at the 1936 Olympics
Rex Harrison, 1976


Bette Davis, 1987
Herbert von Karajan, 1938


Max Grundig
James Stewart, 1934
John Bardeen


Robert Cummings
Salvador Allende


Nelson Rockefeller


Wilhelm Keilmann
Lyndon Baines Johnson


Victor Weisskopf


Sergei Lvovich Sobolev
Ilya Frank


Joseph McCarthy


Helmut Thielicke
Paul Siple

Exact date of birth unknown


First quarter

Wilhelm Busch

Second quarter

Poul la Cour
Grover Cleveland, 1903

Third quarter

Friedrich Adolf Traun
Antoine Henri Becquerel

Fourth Quarter

Exact date of death unknown

Web links

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