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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 28 August 2016

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 May - 24.  

1895  On this day in history h S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)  

1895  Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73 on May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1899  Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on May - 24.  

1900  Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on this day in history.  

1900  Britain annexes Orange Free State on this day in history.  

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1900  34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼ on this day in history.  

1901  On May - 24 seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.  

1902  Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain  

1903  Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on May - 24.  

1904  On May - 24 george Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It)  

1905  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

1909  On May - 24 bristol University granted Royal Charter  

1909  On May - 24 guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)  

1910  Margers Zarins, composer on this day in history.  

1912  On this day in history joan Hammond, British operatic soprano  

1913  On this day in history 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 this day in history enemy Contracts Annulment Act  

1915  On this day in history formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried  

1915  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on May - 24.  

1915  On May - 24 thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations  

1916  Conscription begins in Britain on May - 24.  

1916  French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured on May - 24.  

1916  Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname on May - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on May - 24.  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1616  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

1619  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  

1671  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on May - 24.  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on May - 24.  

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on May - 24.  

1425  On May - 24 death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

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