Standard Oil in History

Historical Events

Historic Event

1910-03-03 Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist

  • 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

John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller (1839-1937)

1839-07-08 American industrialist and founder of Standard Oil, born in Richford, New York

  • 1857-06-18 Henry Clay Folger, American CEO of Standard Oil and founder of the Folger Shakespeare Library, born in NYC, New York (d. 1930)
  • 1857-11-05 Ida Tarbell, American muckraker (The History of the Standard Oil Company), born in Erie County, Pennsylvania (d. 1944)

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

  • 1930-06-11 Henry Clay Folger, American CEO of Standard Oil and founder of the Folger Shakespeare Library, dies at 72

John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller (1839-1937)

1937-05-23 American industrialist and founder of Standard Oil, dies at 97

  • 1944-01-06 Ida Tarbell, American muckraker (The History of the Standard Oil Company), dies at 86