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–80 Stephanie “Stevie” Nicks–71 Philip Michael Thomas–70 Pamela Grier–70 Randall Hank Williams–70 Eugenie “Genie” Francis–57 Robert “Bobcat” Goldthwait–57 Leonard “Lenny” Kravitz–55 Helena Bonham Carter–53 Matthew Stone–48 Lauryn Hill–44 ; 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.