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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 02 August 2014

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

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 this day in history.  

1895  On this day in history joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73  

1898  Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on this day in history.  

1899  The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on this day in history.  

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

1899  On this day in history suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)  

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

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  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  On this day in history 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08  

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  Kresimir Fribec, composer on this day in history.  

1909  Bristol University granted Royal Charter on this day in history.  

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

1910  On this day in history margers Zarins, composer  

1912  On this day in history joan Hammond, British operatic soprano  

1913  Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on this day in history.  

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

1915  On this day in history enemy Contracts Annulment Act  

1915  Formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history italy declares war on Austria-Hungary  

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

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.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48