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Historical Events For May - 24

Thursday, 19 January 2017

1895  On May - 24 playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison  Click To Search About This In Google

1895  Henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1895  H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI) on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1895  On this day in history joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73  Click To Search About This In Google

1898  On this day in history kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)  Click To Search About This In Google

1899  On this day in history the first auto repair shop opens in Boston  Click To Search About This In Google

1899  1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1899  Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1900  On this day in history australians cross Vaal River in South Africa  Click To Search About This In Google

1900  On May - 24 britain annexes Orange Free State  Click To Search About This In Google

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1900  On this day in history 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼  Click To Search About This In Google

1901  On May - 24 seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.  Click To Search About This In Google

1902  On May - 24 empire Day first celebrated in Britain  Click To Search About This In Google

1902  Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1903  On May - 24 aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)  Click To Search About This In Google

1904  On this day in history george Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It)  Click To Search About This In Google

1905  On this day in history 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08  Click To Search About This In Google

1905  On May - 24 mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)  Click To Search About This In Google

1906  Edmund Sargant, solicitor on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1908  On May - 24 belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election  Click To Search About This In Google

1908  On this day in history kresimir Fribec, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1909  Bristol University granted Royal Charter on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1909  Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1910  On this day in history margers Zarins, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1912  On this day in history joan Hammond, British operatic soprano  Click To Search About This In Google

1913  On May - 24 audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)  Click To Search About This In Google

1914  On May - 24 clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)  Click To Search About This In Google

1915  Enemy Contracts Annulment Act on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1915  Formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1915  On May - 24 italy declares war on Austria-Hungary  Click To Search About This In Google

1915  Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1916  Conscription begins in Britain on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1916  On May - 24 french driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured  Click To Search About This In Google

1916  Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  Click To Search About This In Google

1544  On May - 24 birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  Click To Search About This In Google

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  Click To Search About This In Google

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1616  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  Click To Search About This In Google

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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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  Click To Search About This In Google

1153  On May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1351  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  Click To Search About This In Google

1408  On this day in history death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  Click To Search About This In Google

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1456  On May - 24 death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  Click To Search About This In Google

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  Click To Search About This In Google

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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