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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 25 October 2014

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

1895  On May - 24 henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight  

1895  On this day in history h S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)  

1895  On May - 24 joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73  

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  On this day in history 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)  

1899  Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on May - 24.  

1900  On this day in history australians cross Vaal River in South Africa  

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  On this day in history seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.  

1902  On this day in history empire Day first celebrated in Britain  

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

1903  Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1906  Edmund Sargant, solicitor on May - 24.  

1908  On May - 24 belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election  

1908  On this day in history kresimir Fribec, composer  

1909  On this day in history bristol University granted Royal Charter  

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

1910  On May - 24 margers Zarins, composer  

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

1913  Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on this day in history.  

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

1915  On this day in history thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations  

1916  On this day in history conscription begins in Britain  

1916  On this day in history french driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured  

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  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

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

1610  On May - 24 birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

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

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

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  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on May - 24.  

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 May - 24 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