Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Monday, 22 December 2014
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 this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
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 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 May - 24 empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
1903 Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on this day in history.
1904 George Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It) on this day in history.
1905 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08 on this day in history.
1905 On May - 24 mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
1906 Edmund Sargant, solicitor on this day in history.
1908 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on May - 24.
1908 On May - 24 kresimir Fribec, composer
1909 Bristol University granted Royal Charter on this day in history.
1909 On May - 24 guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
1910 Margers Zarins, composer on this day in history.
1912 On May - 24 joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1913 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936) on May - 24.
1914 Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt) on May - 24.
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 On this day in history thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
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