On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1896

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY
  • Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
  • Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks
  • James Dunham murders six people in Campbell, California

CrownRoyal Coronation

Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned