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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Thursday, 11 February 2016

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 May - 24.  

1898  Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on May - 24.  

1899  The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on this day in history.  

1899  On May - 24 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  Britain annexes Orange Free State on this day in history.  

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  Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on May - 24.  

1902  Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on May - 24.  

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

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

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  Edmund Sargant, solicitor on this day in history.  

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

1908  On this day in history kresimir Fribec, composer  

1909  Bristol University granted Royal Charter on May - 24.  

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

1910  Margers Zarins, composer on May - 24.  

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

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

1914  On May - 24 clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)  

1915  On May - 24 enemy Contracts Annulment Act  

1915  Formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried on this day in history.  

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

1915  On May - 24 thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations  

1916  Conscription begins in Britain on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

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 May - 24.  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on May - 24.  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  On May - 24 birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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 May - 24.  

1153  On this day in history 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  On May - 24 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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