Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Saturday, 22 November 2014
1895 On this day in history 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 On May - 24 joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73
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 May - 24.
1899 On May - 24 suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)
1900 Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on May - 24.
1900 On this day in history britain annexes Orange Free State
1900 On May - 24 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 On this day in history empire Day first celebrated in Britain
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on this day in history.
1903 On May - 24 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 May - 24.
1905 Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965) on May - 24.
1906 On May - 24 edmund Sargant, solicitor
1908 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on May - 24.
1908 Kresimir Fribec, composer on this day in history.
1909 Bristol University granted Royal Charter on this day in history.
1909 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on May - 24.
1910 On May - 24 margers Zarins, composer
1912 Joan Hammond, British operatic soprano on May - 24.
1913 On this day in history audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)
1914 Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt) on this day in history.
1915 On May - 24 enemy Contracts Annulment Act
1915 On this day in history 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 May - 24.
1916 Conscription begins in Britain on May - 24.
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.