Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Thursday, 29 January 2015
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 On this day in history joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73
1898 On May - 24 kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
1899 The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on May - 24.
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on May - 24.
1899 Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on this day in history.
1900 Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on May - 24.
1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State on May - 24.
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 Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on May - 24.
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on May - 24.
1903 On May - 24 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 May - 24.
1905 On May - 24 mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
1906 Edmund Sargant, solicitor on May - 24.
1908 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on this day in history.
1908 On this day in history kresimir Fribec, composer
1909 On May - 24 bristol University granted Royal Charter
1909 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on May - 24.
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 May - 24.
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 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on May - 24.
1915 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on this day in history.
1916 On this day in history 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 this day in history.