Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Friday, 30 September 2016
1895 On May - 24 playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison
1895 Henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight on May - 24.
1895 On this day in history h S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
1895 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1898 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on this day in history.
1899 On May - 24 the first auto repair shop opens in Boston
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on this day in history.
1899 Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on May - 24.
1900 On May - 24 australians cross Vaal River in South Africa
1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State on this day in history.
1900 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21Â¼ on this day in history.
1901 Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales on May - 24.
1902 Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on this day in history.
1902 On this day in history empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
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 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 this day in history.
1906 Edmund Sargant, solicitor on May - 24.
1908 On May - 24 belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election
1908 On May - 24 kresimir Fribec, composer
1909 Bristol University granted Royal Charter on May - 24.
1909 On May - 24 guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
1910 On May - 24 margers Zarins, composer
1912 Joan Hammond, British operatic soprano on this day in history.
1913 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on May - 24.
1914 On May - 24 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 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 Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname on this day in history.