Historical Events For May - 24
Friday, 22 September 2017
1895 Playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison on this day in history.
1895 Henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight on May - 24.
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 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 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 Britain annexes Orange Free State on May - 24.
1900 On this day in history 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
1901 On this day in history seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
1902 On this day in history empire Day first celebrated in Britain
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 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 this day in history.
1908 Kresimir Fribec, composer on this day in history.
1909 On May - 24 bristol University granted Royal Charter
1909 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on this day in history.
1910 On May - 24 margers Zarins, composer
1912 On May - 24 joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1913 On this day in history audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)
1914 On May - 24 clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)
1915 Enemy Contracts Annulment Act on May - 24.
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 May - 24.
1916 On May - 24 conscription begins in Britain
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