Historical Events For May - 24
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
1895 Playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison on this day in history.
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 May - 24.
1898 On this day in history kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
1899 The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on May - 24.
1899 On May - 24 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)
1899 Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on this day in history.
1900 Australians cross Vaal River in South Africa on May - 24.
1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1903 On this day in history aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
1904 On May - 24 george Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It)
1905 On May - 24 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
1905 Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965) on this day in history.
1906 On this day in history edmund Sargant, solicitor
1908 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on May - 24.
1908 Kresimir Fribec, composer on May - 24.
1909 On May - 24 bristol University granted Royal Charter
1909 On May - 24 guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
1910 Margers Zarins, composer on May - 24.
1912 Joan Hammond, British operatic soprano on May - 24.
1913 On this day in history audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)
1914 Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt) on May - 24.
1915 Enemy Contracts Annulment Act on May - 24.
1915 On this day in history formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried
1915 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on May - 24.
1915 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on May - 24.
1916 Conscription begins in Britain on this day in history.
1916 On May - 24 french driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured
1916 On this day in history last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname