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Baháʼí calendar 64–65
Balinese saka calendar 1829–1830
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Berber calendar 2858
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Chinese calendar 丁未年 (Fire  Goat)
4604 or 4544
     to 
戊申年 (Earth  Monkey)
4605 or 4545
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Discordian calendar 3074
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Hebrew calendar 5668–5669
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1964–1965
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 - Kali Yuga 5008–5009
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(明治41年)
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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 of the Gregorian calendar  and a leap year starting on Tuesday 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 13days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

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Events

January

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1908 Baby New Year on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post .
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January 24: Boy Scout movement.

February

March

April

May

June

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June 30: Tunguska event (evidence photographed 21 years later.)

July

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July: 1908 Summer Olympics.

August

September

October

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October 1: Ford Model T launch.

November

December

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Births

Births
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January

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Edward Teller

February

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Sir William McMahon

March

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Rex Harrison

April

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Bette Davis
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Herbert von Karajan

May

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Arturo de Córdova
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James Stewart

June

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Salvador Allende

July

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Nelson Rockefeller
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Lupe Vélez

August

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Harold Holt
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Sir Don Bradman

September

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Richard Wright

October

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John Kenneth Galbraith

November

December

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Simon Wiesenthal

Date unknown

Deaths

January–March

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Wilhelm Busch
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Carlos I of Portugal
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Henry Campbell-Bannerman
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Prince Yamashina Kikumaro
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Grover Cleveland

April–June

July–September

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Demetrius Vikelas
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Henri Becquerel
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Servant of God John Berthier
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Tomas Estrada Palma
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Emperor Guangxu of China

October–December

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Nobel Prizes

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