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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Monday, 27 April 2015

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

1895  On this day in history 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  On this day in history the first auto repair shop opens in Boston  

1899  On this day in history 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)  

1899  Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on May - 24.  

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

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  Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales on May - 24.  

1902  On this day in history empire Day first celebrated in Britain  

1902  Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on this day in history.  

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

1904  George Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It) on May - 24.  

1905  On May - 24 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08  

1905  Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965) on May - 24.  

1906  On May - 24 edmund Sargant, solicitor  

1908  Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on May - 24.  

1908  Kresimir Fribec, composer on May - 24.  

1909  On this day in history bristol University granted Royal Charter  

1909  Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on this day in history.  

1910  On this day in history margers Zarins, composer  

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 May - 24 clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)  

1915  Enemy Contracts Annulment Act on May - 24.  

1915  On this day in history 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  Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on this day in history.  

1916  On May - 24 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 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 May - 24.  

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

1605  On this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

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

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

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

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 May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On May - 24 death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  

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

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