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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Thursday, 29 January 2015

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

1895  On May - 24 henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight  

1895  H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI) on May - 24.  

1895  On this day in history joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73  

1898  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

1899  Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on this day in history.  

1900  Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on May - 24.  

1900  Britain annexes Orange Free State on May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

1902  Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on May - 24.  

1902  Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on May - 24.  

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  On May - 24 mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)  

1906  Edmund Sargant, solicitor on May - 24.  

1908  Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history margers Zarins, composer  

1912  On this day in history joan Hammond, British operatic soprano  

1913  Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on May - 24.  

1914  On this day in history clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)  

1915  Enemy Contracts Annulment Act on this day in history.  

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  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.  

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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.  

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

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

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on May - 24.  

1619  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

1671  On May - 24 birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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 this day in history.  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on May - 24.  

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On this day in history death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  On May - 24 death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48