Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Friday, 29 July 2016
1895 On this day in history 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 May - 24 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 this day in history.
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on this day in history.
1899 On May - 24 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 May - 24.
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 On this day in history empire Day first celebrated in Britain
1902 On May - 24 empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
1903 Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on this day in history.
1904 On this day in history george Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It)
1905 On May - 24 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
1905 On this day in history mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
1906 Edmund Sargant, solicitor on this day in history.
1908 On May - 24 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 this day in history.
1912 Joan Hammond, British operatic soprano on May - 24.
1913 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on this day in history.
1914 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1915 On May - 24 thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
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 Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname on this day in history.