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   May 29

   1453: Turks take Constantinople, Constantinople fell to the Turks
   After a siege lasting weeks; the forces of Mehmed II at last breached
   the walls that had stood impenetrable for more than a thousand years,
   and the city fell. With the Fall of Constantinople, the Eastern Roman
   Empire (Byzantium) ended, and with it the last piece of Rome after
   2000 years. This caused a revival of Greek language and literature in
   the west, due to refugees fleeing to [2]Venice and elsewhere. This in
   turn led to a revival of biblical scholarship, which was one of the
   contributing factors to the [3]Reformation.

   1500: Dias d.,
   [4]Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias (or Diaz), led the first
   European expedition to arrive to the Cape of Good Hope, drowned today
   as a storm destroyed four of his ships. Dias had the East Indies as
   destination. His expedition was nearing the Cape of Good Hope. Dias
   arrived at Mossel Bay, South Africa, in 1488, where today stands the
   Dias museum.

   1588: Spanish Armada sails, The Invincible Armada, led by the Duke of
   Medina Sedonia, sails.

   1721: SC royal colony,
   [5]South Carolina was formally rechartered as a royal colony. At the
   time, all of what would become Georgia was included within the
   southern limits of South Carolina.

   1790: RI,

   1848: WS,


   1. http://www.quarterman.org/q/timeline.html
   2. http://www.boglewood.com/timeline/ottomans.html
   3. http://www.quarterman.org/www/www.quarterman.org/today/tomorrow.inc#Reformation
   4. http://www.gardenroute.net/mby/mbmuseums.htm
   5. http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/tdgh-may/may29.htm
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