What Happened on May 26, 1908

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made, rights acquired by the United Kingdom

Famous Birthdays

  • Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Prime Minister of South Vietnam
  • Robert Morley, England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)

Famous Deaths

  • Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indies theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69