Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Thursday, 11 February 2016
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 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73 on May - 24.
1898 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on May - 24.
1899 The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on this day in history.
1899 On May - 24 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)
1899 Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on May - 24.
1900 On May - 24 australians cross Vaal River in South Africa
1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State on this day in history.
1900 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼ on May - 24.
1901 On this day in history seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
1902 Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on May - 24.
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on May - 24.
1903 Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on this day in history.
1904 On May - 24 george Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It)
1905 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08 on this day in history.
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 Bristol University granted Royal Charter on May - 24.
1909 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on May - 24.
1910 Margers Zarins, composer on May - 24.
1912 Joan Hammond, British operatic soprano on May - 24.
1913 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on May - 24.
1914 On May - 24 clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)
1915 On May - 24 enemy Contracts Annulment Act
1915 Formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried on this day in history.
1915 On May - 24 italy declares war on Austria-Hungary
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 May - 24.