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.