Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Thursday, 26 November 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 On this day in history h S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
1895 On this day in history joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73
1898 On this day in history kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
1899 The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on May - 24.
1899 On May - 24 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)
1899 Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on this day in history.
1900 Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history britain annexes Orange Free State
1900 On this day in history 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 Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on this day in history.
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on this day in history.
1903 On May - 24 aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
1904 George Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It) on this day in history.
1905 On this day in history 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 Edmund Sargant, solicitor on May - 24.
1908 On May - 24 belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election
1908 On May - 24 kresimir Fribec, composer
1909 On this day in history bristol University granted Royal Charter
1909 On this day in history guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
1910 Margers Zarins, composer on this day in history.
1912 On May - 24 joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
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 Formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried on May - 24.
1915 On May - 24 italy declares war on Austria-Hungary
1915 On May - 24 thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
1916 On May - 24 conscription begins in Britain
1916 On May - 24 french driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured
1916 On this day in history last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname