Historical Events In May - 24
Thursday, 19 April 2018
1895 On May - 24 playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison
1895 On this day in history 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 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 The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on May - 24.
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 May - 24.
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 Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on this day in history.
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on this day in history.
1903 On this day in history aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
1904 George Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It) on May - 24.
1905 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08 on this day in history.
1905 Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965) on this day in history.
1906 On May - 24 edmund Sargant, solicitor
1908 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on May - 24.
1908 Kresimir Fribec, composer on May - 24.
1909 Bristol University granted Royal Charter on this day in history.
1909 On May - 24 guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
1910 Margers Zarins, composer on May - 24.
1912 On May - 24 joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1913 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on May - 24.
1914 Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt) on May - 24.
1915 Enemy Contracts Annulment Act on May - 24.
1915 On May - 24 formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried
1915 On this day in history italy declares war on Austria-Hungary
1915 On this day in history thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
1916 Conscription begins in Britain on May - 24.
1916 French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured on this day in history.
1916 On May - 24 last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname