Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Thursday, 23 October 2014
1895 On May - 24 playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison
1895 Henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight on this day in history.
1895 On this day in history h S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
1895 On May - 24 joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73
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 May - 24.
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 May - 24.
1900 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼ on May - 24.
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 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on May - 24.
1903 On May - 24 aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
1904 On May - 24 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 Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965) on this day in history.
1906 On May - 24 edmund Sargant, solicitor
1908 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on May - 24.
1908 On May - 24 kresimir Fribec, composer
1909 Bristol University granted Royal Charter on May - 24.
1909 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on May - 24.
1910 On May - 24 margers Zarins, composer
1912 On May - 24 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 On May - 24 enemy Contracts Annulment Act
1915 Formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried on May - 24.
1915 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on May - 24.
1915 On May - 24 thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
1916 On May - 24 conscription begins in Britain
1916 French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured on May - 24.
1916 On this day in history last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname