On This Day in History

for Tuesday 26th May, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 200

1896 - Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
1908 - At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the United Kingdom.
1927 - Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produce the last (and 15th million) Model T Ford / Tin Lizzie
1948 - South Africa elects a nationalist government under D.F. Malan with an apartheid policy
2004 - The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 208

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 9

1910 - US General George S. Patton (24) weds Frederick Ayer's daughter Beatrice Ayer at Beverly Farms Episcopal Church near Boston, Massachusetts
1973 - Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney (34) weds Mila Pivnicki (19)
1984 - Actress Annette Bening (25) weds J. Steven White
1994 - Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26) in La Romana, Dominican Republic
1995 - US Secretary of State John Kerry (51) weds philanthropist Teresa Heinz (56) in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 118

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 245


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