Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Monday, 25 May 2015
1895 Playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison on May - 24.
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 May - 24.
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 Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on May - 24.
1900 On this day in history australians cross Vaal River in South Africa
1900 On this day in history britain annexes Orange Free State
1900 On May - 24 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
1901 Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales on May - 24.
1902 On this day in history empire Day first celebrated in Britain
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on this day in history.
1903 On this day in history aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
1904 On this day in history george Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It)
1905 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08 on May - 24.
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 Kresimir Fribec, composer on this day in history.
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 May - 24 joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1913 On May - 24 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 Formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried on this day in history.
1915 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on this day in history.
1915 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on May - 24.
1916 On this day in history conscription begins in Britain
1916 On May - 24 french driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured
1916 Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname on May - 24.