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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

1895  Playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1898  On this day in history kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)  

1899  On this day in history the first auto repair shop opens in Boston  

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  Britain annexes Orange Free State on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1902  Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)  

1904  George Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It) on this day in history.  

1905  39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08 on this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)  

1906  Edmund Sargant, solicitor on this day in history.  

1908  Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on this day in history.  

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 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  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 this day in history.  

1915  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on this day in history.  

1915  Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history conscription begins in Britain  

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  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  On this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48