Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Wednesday, 01 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 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 May - 24.
1898 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on May - 24.
1899 The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on May - 24.
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on May - 24.
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 On May - 24 britain annexes Orange Free State
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 May - 24.
1902 On this day in history empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
1903 On this day in history aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
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 this day in history.
1905 On this day in history mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
1906 On May - 24 edmund Sargant, solicitor
1908 On May - 24 belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election
1908 On this day in history kresimir Fribec, composer
1909 On May - 24 bristol University granted Royal Charter
1909 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on this day in history.
1910 On May - 24 margers Zarins, composer
1912 Joan Hammond, British operatic soprano on May - 24.
1913 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on May - 24.
1914 On this day in history clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)
1915 On May - 24 enemy Contracts Annulment Act
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 May - 24.
1916 Conscription begins in Britain on this day in history.
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 May - 24.