Sunday, May 29, 2011

May 29th

1453: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a 53-day siege. These days, most cities would give in if you you took away cell phone service for 53 minutes.

1677: Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Natives. They've been in the cigarette business together ever since.

1982: Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral... and he really gets screwed at the gift shop like everyone else.


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