Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Saturday, 04 July 2015
1895 On this day in history playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison
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 this day in history.
1895 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73 on May - 24.
1898 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on May - 24.
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 On this day in history suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)
1900 Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history britain annexes Orange Free State
1900 On this day in history 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
1901 On this day in history 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 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on May - 24.
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 May - 24 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 On May - 24 edmund Sargant, solicitor
1908 On this day in history belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election
1908 On this day in history kresimir Fribec, composer
1909 Bristol University granted Royal Charter on this day in history.
1909 On this day in history guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
1910 Margers Zarins, composer on May - 24.
1912 On May - 24 joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1913 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on May - 24.
1914 Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt) on this day in history.
1915 Enemy Contracts Annulment Act on this day in history.
1915 Formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried on May - 24.
1915 On May - 24 italy declares war on Austria-Hungary
1915 On May - 24 thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
1916 Conscription begins in Britain on this day in history.
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.