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