Historical Events For May - 24
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
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 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 The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on May - 24.
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 May - 24 australians cross Vaal River in South Africa
1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State on May - 24.
1900 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼ on May - 24.
1901 On this day in history seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
1902 On May - 24 empire Day first celebrated in Britain
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on May - 24.
1903 On this day in history aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
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 Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965) on this day in history.
1906 On May - 24 edmund Sargant, solicitor
1908 On May - 24 belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election
1908 Kresimir Fribec, composer on this day in history.
1909 On this day in history bristol University granted Royal Charter
1909 On this day in history guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
1910 Margers Zarins, composer on this day in history.
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 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 May - 24.
1915 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on May - 24.
1915 On May - 24 thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
1916 On May - 24 conscription begins in Britain
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