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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Thursday, 27 November 2014

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  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  On this day in history kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)  

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 this day in history suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)  

1900  Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on May - 24.  

1900  On this day in history britain annexes Orange Free State  

1900  34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼ on May - 24.  

1901  Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales on this day in history.  

1902  On May - 24 empire Day first celebrated in Britain  

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

1903  On May - 24 aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)  

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

1905  39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08 on May - 24.  

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  Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on May - 24.  

1908  On this day in history kresimir Fribec, composer  

1909  On May - 24 bristol University granted Royal Charter  

1909  Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on May - 24.  

1910  Margers Zarins, composer on May - 24.  

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

1913  On May - 24 audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)  

1914  On May - 24 clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)  

1915  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

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

1916  Conscription begins in Britain on this day in history.  

1916  On May - 24 french driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured  

1916  Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname on this day in history.  

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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 May - 24.  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

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

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1619  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  On May - 24 birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on May - 24.  

Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

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  On this day in history death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48