Historical Events For May - 24
Sunday, 28 May 2017
1895 On this day in history playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison
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 On May - 24 joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73
1898 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on May - 24.
1899 On May - 24 the first auto repair shop opens in Boston
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on May - 24.
1899 On May - 24 suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)
1900 Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on May - 24.
1900 On May - 24 britain annexes Orange Free State
1900 On May - 24 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 Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on May - 24.
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on May - 24.
1903 Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on May - 24.
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 May - 24.
1905 On this day in history mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
1906 On this day in history edmund Sargant, solicitor
1908 On this day in history belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election
1908 Kresimir Fribec, composer on this day in history.
1909 On this day in history bristol University granted Royal Charter
1909 Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on this day in history.
1910 On this day in history margers Zarins, composer
1912 On this day in history joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1913 On May - 24 audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)
1914 On May - 24 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 this day in history.
1915 On this day in history italy declares war on Austria-Hungary
1915 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on this day in history.
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