27 August 2008

08-27-2008 This Date 1859 1st Oil Well Drilled

On August 27, 1859 The 1st successful oil well was drilled, near Titusville, Pennsylvania by Edwin Drake. Thus began the oil rush and what ultimately became the world's dependence on this natural resource. Go to this PBS page to read more about this event http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/drake_hi.html.