Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Wednesday, 29 June 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 this day in history.
1895 On May - 24 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 May - 24.
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on this day in history.
1899 On this day in history suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)
1900 Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on May - 24.
1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
1901 On May - 24 seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
1902 Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on May - 24.
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on May - 24.
1903 Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on this day in history.
1904 George Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It) on May - 24.
1905 On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 On May - 24 guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
1910 Margers Zarins, composer on May - 24.
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 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 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on this day in history.
1916 On this day in history conscription begins in Britain
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