On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1895

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Henry Irving becomes the first actor to receive a knighthood

Famous Birthdays

  • Hunter "Stork" Hendry, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI), 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 (1884-85, 85-69), dies at 86
  • Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter (landscape paintings), dies at 73