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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Monday, 05 October 2015

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

1895  Henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight on this day in history.  

1895  On May - 24 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  On this day in history 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)  

1899  Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on May - 24.  

1900  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain  

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

1906  On May - 24 edmund Sargant, solicitor  

1908  Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on May - 24.  

1908  On this day in history kresimir Fribec, composer  

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

1909  On May - 24 guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)  

1910  Margers Zarins, composer on May - 24.  

1912  Joan Hammond, British operatic soprano on May - 24.  

1913  On May - 24 audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)  

1914  On this day in history clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)  

1915  Enemy Contracts Annulment Act on this day in history.  

1915  On May - 24 formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried  

1915  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1916  Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname on May - 24.  

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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 May - 24.  

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

1605  On this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  

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  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on May - 24.  

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  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

1351  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On this day in history death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  On May - 24 death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

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


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