Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
1895 Playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison on May - 24.
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 On May - 24 joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73
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 On May - 24 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)
1899 Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on May - 24.
1900 Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on May - 24.
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 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 May - 24.
1904 George Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It) on this day in history.
1905 On May - 24 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 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 this day in history.
1909 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on May - 24.
1910 Margers Zarins, composer on May - 24.
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 On this day in history 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 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on May - 24.
1916 Conscription begins in Britain on May - 24.
1916 On this day in history french driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured
1916 On this day in history last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname