Today in Standard Oil History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1868-12-01 John D. Rockefeller begins anti oil war

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1870-01-10 John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil
  • 1882-01-02 Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
  • 1882-08-05 Standard Oil of New Jersey is established.
  • 1911-05-15 Supreme Court dissolves Standard Oil (Sherman Antitrust Act)
  • 1916-09-29 American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller becomes the world's first billionaire
  • 1972-06-01 Iraq nationalizes Iraq Petroleum Company's (IPC) concession owned by British Petroleum, Royal Dutch-Shell, Compagnie Francaise des Petroles, Mobil and Standard Oil of New Jersey

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1839-07-08 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and founder of Standard Oil, born in Richford, New York (d. 1937)

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1857-11-05 Ida Tarbell, muckraker (Standard Oil was very unhappy)

Famous Weddings

  • 1942-06-21 Jacqueline Kennedy's mother Janet Bouvier marries Standard Oil heir Hugh Auchincloss

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1937-05-23 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller