Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Sunday, 28 August 2016
1895 Playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison on May - 24.
1895 Henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight on May - 24.
1895 On this day in history h S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
1895 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73 on May - 24.
1898 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on this day in history.
1899 The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on this day in history.
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on this day in history.
1899 Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on May - 24.
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 On May - 24 seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
1902 Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on this day in history.
1902 On this day in history empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
1903 Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on May - 24.
1904 On May - 24 george Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It)
1905 On May - 24 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
1905 On May - 24 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 On May - 24 bristol University granted Royal Charter
1909 On May - 24 guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
1910 Margers Zarins, composer on this day in history.
1912 On this day in history joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1913 On this day in history audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)
1914 Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt) on this day in history.
1915 On this day in history enemy Contracts Annulment Act
1915 On this day in history 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 May - 24 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.