Historical Events For May - 24
Thursday, 20 July 2017
1895 On May - 24 playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison
1895 Henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight on this day in history.
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 May - 24.
1898 On May - 24 kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
1899 On this day in history the first auto repair shop opens in Boston
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on May - 24.
1899 On this day in history suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)
1900 Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on this day in history.
1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State on this day in history.
1900 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21Â¼ 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 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08 on this day in history.
1905 Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965) on this day in history.
1906 On May - 24 edmund Sargant, solicitor
1908 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on this day in history.
1908 On this day in history kresimir Fribec, composer
1909 Bristol University granted Royal Charter on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history conscription begins in Britain
1916 French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured on May - 24.
1916 Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname on May - 24.