Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Friday, 19 September 2014
1895 On this day in history 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 On this day in history h S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
1895 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1898 On May - 24 kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
1899 On May - 24 the first auto repair shop opens in Boston
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on this day in history.
1899 Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history australians cross Vaal River in South Africa
1900 On May - 24 britain annexes Orange Free State
1900 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼ on May - 24.
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 On May - 24 empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
1903 Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 On May - 24 kresimir Fribec, composer
1909 Bristol University granted Royal Charter on May - 24.
1909 On May - 24 guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
1910 Margers Zarins, composer on this day in history.
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 Enemy Contracts Annulment Act on May - 24.
1915 Formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried on this day in history.
1915 On May - 24 italy declares war on Austria-Hungary
1915 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on May - 24.
1916 On this day in history conscription begins in Britain
1916 On this day in history french driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured
1916 On May - 24 last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname