What Happened on May 24, 1895

Historical Events

  • Henry Irving becomes the first actor to receive a knighthood

Famous Birthdays

  • Hunter "Stork" Hendry, Australian cricket all-rounder (11 Tests, 1 x 100, 16 wickets; NSW CA, Victoria CA), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1988)
  • Samuel I Newhouse Sr., American businessman and publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh McCulloch, US Treasury Secretary (1865-69, 1884-85), dies at 86
  • Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter (landscape paintings), dies at 73
1895 Highlights

About May 24, 1895

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini