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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  

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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  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1544  On May - 24 birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

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  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

1671  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On May - 24 petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

1408  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on May - 24.  

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

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