Historical Events For May - 24
Thursday, 19 January 2017
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 May - 24.
1895 H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI) on May - 24.
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 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 On this day in history australians cross Vaal River in South Africa
1900 On May - 24 britain annexes Orange Free State
1900 On this day in history 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
1901 On May - 24 seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
1902 On May - 24 empire Day first celebrated in Britain
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on this day in history.
1903 On May - 24 aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
1904 On this day in history george Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It)
1905 On this day in history 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
1905 On May - 24 mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
1906 Edmund Sargant, solicitor on May - 24.
1908 On May - 24 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 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 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 May - 24.
1915 On May - 24 italy declares war on Austria-Hungary
1915 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on May - 24.
1916 Conscription begins in Britain on May - 24.
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 this day in history.