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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Monday, 30 March 2015

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 this day in history.  

1898  Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on May - 24.  

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

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  Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on May - 24.  

1900  On May - 24 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  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  39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08 on May - 24.  

1905  Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965) on this day in history.  

1906  Edmund Sargant, solicitor on this day in history.  

1908  Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on May - 24.  

1908  Kresimir Fribec, composer on this day in history.  

1909  On May - 24 bristol University granted Royal Charter  

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  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  On this day in history enemy Contracts Annulment Act  

1915  On May - 24 formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried  

1915  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on May - 24.  

1915  On May - 24 thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations  

1916  On May - 24 conscription begins in Britain  

1916  French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured on this day in history.  

1916  Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on this day in history.  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on May - 24.  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

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  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

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

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

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

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on this day in history.  

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