Historical Events For May - 24
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
1895 On this day in history playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison
1895 Henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight on May - 24.
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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)
1900 Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on May - 24.
1900 On this day in history britain annexes Orange Free State
1900 On May - 24 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
1901 On this day in history seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
1902 On May - 24 empire Day first celebrated in Britain
1902 On this day in history empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
1903 Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on May - 24.
1904 On this day in history 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 May - 24 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 Kresimir Fribec, composer on May - 24.
1909 On May - 24 bristol University granted Royal Charter
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 this day in history.
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 Enemy Contracts Annulment Act on May - 24.
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 this day in history thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
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 this day in history.