On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Conscription begins in Britain
  • French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured
  • Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname
  • US pilot William Thaw shoots down a German Fokker

Famous Birthdays

  • Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and Governor (New South Wales), born in Manly, New South Wales (d. 2002)