What Happened on May 26, 1908

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
  • Mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock and their children become 1st family to travel across United States by car: Los Angeles to NYC in a Packard Thirty (32 days, 5 hours and 25 minutes)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ, Prime Minister of South Vietnam, born in Long Xuyên, Annam, French Indochina (d. 1976)
  • Robert Morley, British actor (Marie Antoinette, The Young Ones, How the Other Half Loves), born in Semley, Wiltshire, England (d. 1992)
  • Vera Van [Webster], American radio and dance band singer, born in Marion, Ohio (d. 2006)
Born in 1908

Famous Deaths

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

About May 26, 1908

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 115 years and 4 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini