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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Monday, 22 December 2014

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

1895  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

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

1899  On this day in history the first auto repair shop opens in Boston  

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  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 2:21¼ on this day in history.  

1901  Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales on May - 24.  

1902  On May - 24 empire Day first celebrated in Britain  

1902  On May - 24 empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain  

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

1904  George Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It) on this day in history.  

1905  39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08 on this day in history.  

1905  On May - 24 mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)  

1906  Edmund Sargant, solicitor on this day in history.  

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

1908  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

1912  On May - 24 joan Hammond, British operatic soprano  

1913  Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on May - 24.  

1914  Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt) on May - 24.  

1915  On this day in history enemy Contracts Annulment Act  

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

1915  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on May - 24.  

1915  On this day in history thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations  

1916  Conscription begins in Britain on this day in history.  

1916  French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured on this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history 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  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  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

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 May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

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

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  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 May - 24.