Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Friday, 06 May 2016
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 May - 24.
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 May - 24.
1898 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on May - 24.
1899 On May - 24 the first auto repair shop opens in Boston
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on May - 24.
1899 Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on this day in history.
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 May - 24 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 On May - 24 empire Day first celebrated in Britain
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on this day in history.
1903 On May - 24 aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
1904 George Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It) on this day in history.
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 May - 24.
1906 Edmund Sargant, solicitor on this day in history.
1908 On May - 24 belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election
1908 Kresimir Fribec, composer on May - 24.
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 this day in history.
1912 On May - 24 joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1913 On May - 24 audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)
1914 On this day in history clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)
1915 Enemy Contracts Annulment Act on May - 24.
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 May - 24.
1915 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on this day in history.
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 On May - 24 last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname