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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

1895  On May - 24 playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison  

1895  Henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

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  Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on May - 24.  

1900  Britain annexes Orange Free State on this day in history.  

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1900  On this day in history 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼  

1901  On May - 24 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  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 this day in history belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election  

1908  On this day in history kresimir Fribec, composer  

1909  On May - 24 bristol University granted Royal Charter  

1909  On May - 24 guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1915  On this day in history 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  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on May - 24.  

1915  Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history conscription begins in Britain  

1916  French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured on this day in history.  

1916  On May - 24 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  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1619  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

1671  On May - 24 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 May - 24 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  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

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  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

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

1612  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  

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