Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Thursday, 30 October 2014
1895 Playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison on May - 24.
1895 Henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight on this day in history.
1895 H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI) on May - 24.
1895 On this day in history joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73
1898 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on this day in history.
1899 The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on this day in history.
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on May - 24.
1899 On May - 24 suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)
1900 Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on this day in history.
1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
1901 Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales on May - 24.
1902 Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on this day in history.
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on May - 24.
1903 On this day in history aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
1904 On this day in history george Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It)
1905 On this day in history 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
1905 On May - 24 mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
1906 Edmund Sargant, solicitor on May - 24.
1908 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on May - 24.
1908 Kresimir Fribec, composer on this day in history.
1909 On this day in history bristol University granted Royal Charter
1909 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on May - 24.
1910 On this day in history margers Zarins, composer
1912 On May - 24 joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1913 On May - 24 audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)
1914 Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt) on this day in history.
1915 On May - 24 enemy Contracts Annulment Act
1915 On May - 24 formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried
1915 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on this day in history.
1915 On May - 24 thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
1916 On May - 24 conscription begins in Britain
1916 On this day in history french driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured
1916 On this day in history last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname