In 1889, the Wall Street Journal published its first issue. In 1932, the Dow Jones industrial average fell to its lowest point in the Great Depression; its value had dropped nearly 90 percent since September 1929. In 1947, a Roswell Army Air Field press release announced the recovery of a "flying disc" at a nearby ranch, describing events later characterized as a "UFO" incident by conspiracy theorists. In 2011, NASA space shuttle Atlantis launched, beginning the final mission of the U.S. space shuttle program.
Eli Lilly (1838-98), chemist/entrepreneur; John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), entrepreneur; Philip Johnson (1906-2005), architect; Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-79), U.S. vice president; Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004), psychiatrist; Jeffrey Tambor (1944- ), actor; Wolfgang Puck (1949- ), chef/restaurateur; Anjelica Huston (1951- ), actress; Kevin Bacon (1958- ), actor; Toby Keith (1961- ), musician; Billy Crudup (1968- ), actor; Michael Weatherly (1968- ), actor; Beck (Hansen) (1970- ), musician; Milo Ventimiglia (1977- ), actor; Robbie Keane (1980- ), soccer player; Jaden Smith (1998- ), actor/model
In 1889, boxing's last bare-knuckle championship match was fought. John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain in a 75-round bout.
Between 1855 and 1934, John D. Rockefeller donated $530.9 million to charitable causes.
"There is no doubt that many expensive national projects may add to our prestige or serve science. But none of them must take precedence over human needs." – Nelson A. Rockefeller