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  Timeline: 1908
 
 
 
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
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Date Race Winner Distance
April 5, 1908 Milan-San Remo Cyrille Van Hauwaert (BEL) 283.4 km
April 19, 1908 Paris-Roubaix Cyrille Van Hauwaert (BEL) 271 km
July 13- Aug 9, 1908 Tour de France Lucien Petit-Breton (FRA) 14 Stages, 4,488 km
August 30, 1908 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Andre Trousselier (FRA) 235 km
November 8, 1908 Giro di Lombardia Francois Faber (Lux) Milan-S San Giovanni 210 km
  • 2nd Milan-San Remo - Belgian riders have always been known for their strength and toughness. Cyrille Van Hauwaert (Bel) won the 1908 M-SR Classic after riding his bicycle from Belgium to the start in Milan.
  • January 1, 1908 - the 1st ball signifying the start of the New Year dropped at New York City’s Time Square.
  • Jack Johnson - 1908, 30-year-old Jack Johnson became the first black heavyweight boxing champion of the World. Throughout Johnson's dominating career all his white challengers were called the "Great White Hope."
  • Tel Aviv - the City of Tel Aviv, Israel is founded.
  • Model T - Henry Ford’s Ford Motor Company produced the first mass-production car, the Model T.
  • Siberia, Russia - June 30, 1908, the largest meteor (135 tons) ever fell to earth near Manorava, Siberia.
  • Austria - Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina. The action set off a series of events that led to the 1st Balkans War in 1912.

Notable Deaths -
Henry Chadwick, 1824-1908
, a renowned journalist and baseball historian. His tireless work during the early days of baseball helped popularize the game. As a member of the baseball rules committee he introduced the box score, batting average, and earned run average (ERA) to the game.

 

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