Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Thursday, 27 November 2014
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 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 On this day in history kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
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 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 Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales on this day in history.
1902 On May - 24 empire Day first celebrated in Britain
1902 On this day in history empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
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 this day in history.
1906 Edmund Sargant, solicitor on May - 24.
1908 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on May - 24.
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 May - 24.
1910 Margers Zarins, composer on May - 24.
1912 On this day in history joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1913 On May - 24 audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)
1914 On May - 24 clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)
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 this day in history.
1915 On May - 24 thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
1916 Conscription begins in Britain on this day in history.
1916 On May - 24 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.