Today in History

    What happened on the 29th of May in history?

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    • 1453
      Constantinople falls to Turks (Signaled end of Middle Ages)
    • 1660
      Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth
    • 1721
      SC formally incorporated as a royal colony
    • 1790
      Rhode Is became last of original 13 ratifing Constitution
    • 1848
      Wisconsin becomes 30th state
    • 1849
      A patent for lifting vessels was granted to Abraham Lincoln
    • 1864
      Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz
    • 1892
      Death of prophet Baha'Ullah (Ascension of Baha'Ullah)
    • 1916
      US forces invade Dominican Republic - stay until 1924
    • 1919
      Einstein's light-bending prediction is confirmed by Arthur Eddington
    • 1951
      1st North Pole flight in single engine plane - CF Blair
    • 1953
      Edmund Hillary & Norgay of NZ become 1st to reach top of Mt Everest
    • 1954
      Actor - Kirk & Anne Douglas married
    • 1978
      1st class postage now 15› (13› for 3 years)
    • 1983
      Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m