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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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

1895  On May - 24 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  Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on May - 24.  

1899  The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on May - 24.  

1899  1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on May - 24.  

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

1900  Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on this day in history.  

1900  On May - 24 britain annexes Orange Free State  

1900  On this day in history 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼  

1901  Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales on this day in history.  

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

1902  On this day in history empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain  

1903  On this day in history aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)  

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  On May - 24 edmund Sargant, solicitor  

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  Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on this day in history.  

1910  On May - 24 margers Zarins, composer  

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 this day in history 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  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on this day in history.  

1915  Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on May - 24.  

1916  Conscription begins in Britain on this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history french driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured  

1916  Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname on May - 24.  

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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 May - 24 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  On May - 24 birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  

1650  On May - 24 birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on May - 24.  

Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On May - 24 petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

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 this day in history death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48