Historical Events For May - 24
Saturday, 03 December 2016
1895 On May - 24 playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison
1895 On this day in history henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight
1895 On May - 24 h S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
1895 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1898 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on this day in history.
1899 The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on May - 24.
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on this day in history.
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 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼ on this day in history.
1901 Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales on May - 24.
1902 Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on May - 24.
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on this day in history.
1903 Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on May - 24.
1904 George Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It) on May - 24.
1905 On this day in history 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
1905 Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965) on this day in history.
1906 Edmund Sargant, solicitor on May - 24.
1908 On May - 24 belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election
1908 Kresimir Fribec, composer on May - 24.
1909 Bristol University granted Royal Charter on this day in history.
1909 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on May - 24.
1910 On this day in history margers Zarins, composer
1912 Joan Hammond, British operatic soprano on this day in history.
1913 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on this day in history.
1914 On this day in history clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)
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 On May - 24 italy declares war on Austria-Hungary
1915 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on May - 24.
1916 Conscription begins in Britain on this day in history.
1916 French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured on this day in history.
1916 On this day in history last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname