Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Monday, 30 May 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 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 On this day in history 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)
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 this day in history.
1901 Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales on May - 24.
1902 On May - 24 empire Day first celebrated in Britain
1902 On this day in history empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
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 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08 on May - 24.
1905 On this day in history 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 May - 24.
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 May - 24 margers Zarins, composer
1912 On May - 24 joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1913 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on this day in history.
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 May - 24.
1915 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on May - 24.
1915 On this day in history thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
1916 Conscription begins in Britain on May - 24.
1916 French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured on May - 24.
1916 Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname on May - 24.