Interesting Facts About Life in 1908

At midnight on January 1, 1908, a ball signifying the New Year was dropped for the first time ever at Times Square.

We’re still dropping balls, but so many other things have changed since 1908. What a difference a century makes! I found some interesting facts and statistics about life in 1908 for you. Enjoy!


The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour. It will be 30 more years before there would be such a thing as the minimum wage.

The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year. read more