By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Milan-San Remo - Belgian riders have always been known for
and toughness. Cyrille
Van Hauwaert (Bel) won
the 1908 M-SR Classic after riding his bicycle from Belgium
to the start in Milan.
1, 1908 - the 1st ball signifying the start of the New Year
dropped at New York City’s
Johnson - 1908, 30-year-old Jack Johnson became the first black heavyweight
boxing champion of the
Johnson's dominating career all his white challengers
were all called the "Great White Hope."
Aviv - the City of Tel Aviv, Israel is founded.
T - Henry Ford’s Ford Motor Company produced
the first mass-production car, the Model T.
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.
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
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