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Historical Events For May - 24

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

1895  On this day in history playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1895  On this day in history henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1895  H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1895  Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1898  On May - 24 kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1899  The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1899  1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1899  On this day in history suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1900  On May - 24 australians cross Vaal River in South Africa  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1900  Britain annexes Orange Free State on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1900  34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼ on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1901  On this day in history seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1902  On May - 24 empire Day first celebrated in Britain  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1902  Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1903  On this day in history aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1904  On this day in history george Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1905  On this day in history 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1905  Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1906  On May - 24 edmund Sargant, solicitor  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1908  On May - 24 belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1908  Kresimir Fribec, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1909  On this day in history bristol University granted Royal Charter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1909  On this day in history guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1910  Margers Zarins, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1912  On this day in history joan Hammond, British operatic soprano  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1913  Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1914  Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1915  Enemy Contracts Annulment Act on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1915  Formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1915  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1915  On May - 24 thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1916  On May - 24 conscription begins in Britain  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1916  French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1916  On this day in history last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1616  On May - 24 birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1456  On May - 24 death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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