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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Friday, 19 September 2014

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  On this day in history h S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)  

1895  Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1898  On May - 24 kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)  

1899  On May - 24 the first auto repair shop opens in Boston  

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

1899  Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history australians cross Vaal River in South Africa  

1900  On May - 24 britain annexes Orange Free State  

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  On May - 24 empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain  

1903  Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)  

1906  On this day in history edmund Sargant, solicitor  

1908  On this day in history belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election  

1908  On May - 24 kresimir Fribec, composer  

1909  Bristol University granted Royal Charter on May - 24.  

1909  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)  

1914  Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt) on this day in history.  

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

1916  On this day in history conscription begins in Britain  

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

1916  On May - 24 last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1616  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

1619  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

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 this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

1153  On May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on May - 24.  

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

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on this day in history.  

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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