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Historical Events For May - 24

Saturday, 03 December 2016

1895  On May - 24 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  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  Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on this day in history.  

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 May - 24 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.  

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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  Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on May - 24.  

1902  Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on this day in history.  

1903  Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on May - 24.  

1904  George Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It) on May - 24.  

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  Edmund Sargant, solicitor on May - 24.  

1908  On May - 24 belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election  

1908  Kresimir Fribec, composer on May - 24.  

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

1909  Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on May - 24.  

1910  On this day in history margers Zarins, composer  

1912  Joan Hammond, British operatic soprano on this day in history.  

1913  Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on this day in history.  

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

1915  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 italy declares war on Austria-Hungary  

1915  Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on May - 24.  

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 May - 24 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  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  On May - 24 birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

1619  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  On May - 24 birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

1425  On this day in history death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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

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