History Blog

May 26

Happy Birthday RIP “John Wayne”(Marion Morrison 1907–1979) Peter Cushing(1913–1994)  “Jay Silverheels”(Harold Smith 1912–1980) “Peggy Lee”(Norma Egstrom 1920–2002) James Aurness(1923–2011) ; Brent Musburger–81 Stephanie “Stevie” Nicks–72 Philip Michael Thomas–71 Pamela Grier–71 Randall Hank Williams–71 Eugenie “Genie” Francis–58 Robert “Bobcat” Goldthwait–58 Leonard “Lenny” Kravitz–56 Helena Bonham Carter–54 Matthew Stone–49 Lauryn Hill–45 ; 1896 – Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The average price of the 11 initial stocks was $40.94. Today it’s value = 25,585.69 as of closing bell Friday