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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Monday, 25 May 2015

1895  Playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison on May - 24.  

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  Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1898  Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on May - 24.  

1899  The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on May - 24.  

1899  On this day in history 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)  

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 this day in history britain annexes Orange Free State  

1900  On May - 24 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼  

1901  Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales on May - 24.  

1902  On this day in history empire Day first celebrated in Britain  

1902  Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)  

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 May - 24.  

1905  On May - 24 mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)  

1906  Edmund Sargant, solicitor on this day in history.  

1908  Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on May - 24.  

1908  Kresimir Fribec, composer on this day in history.  

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

1909  Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca) on May - 24.  

1910  Margers Zarins, composer on May - 24.  

1912  On May - 24 joan Hammond, British operatic soprano  

1913  On May - 24 audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)  

1914  Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt) on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history 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  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on this day in history.  

1915  Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on May - 24.  

1916  On this day in history conscription begins in Britain  

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 May - 24.  

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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 this day in history.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1616  On May - 24 birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

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

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

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on May - 24.  

Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

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  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  

1456  On May - 24 death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

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

1612  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48