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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Friday, 18 April 2014

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 this day in history.  

1895  H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI) on this day in history.  

1895  On this day in history joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73  

1898  On this day in history kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)  

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  On this day in history suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)  

1900  On this day in history australians cross Vaal River in South Africa  

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 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  On this day in history empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain  

1903  Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)  

1906  Edmund Sargant, solicitor on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election  

1908  On this day in history kresimir Fribec, composer  

1909  Bristol University granted Royal Charter on this day in history.  

1909  Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on this day in history.  

1910  Margers Zarins, composer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)  

1915  Enemy Contracts Annulment Act on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations  

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 this day in history last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  On this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

1619  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On this day in history death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  On this day in history death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on this day in history.  

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  On this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48