On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1916

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)
1916 Highlights

About May 24, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini