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Sinclair Dates: May 28.
In 1889: George 15th Earl of Caithness d.,
Left the family estates out of the family.
In 1291: Fall of Acre,
end of the last Christian stronghold in the Holy Land.
In 1089: Lanfranc died, Lanfranc Benedictine monk Abbot of La Bec
Hellouine was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by William the
Tomorrow: May 29.
In 1889: James 16th Earl of Caithness,
Cousin of the 15th Earl.
In 1852: David Sutherland Sinclair b., Brooks Co., Ga.
In 1660: Restoration, of Charles II, the Scottish Parliament, and
In 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 Venice and elsewhere. This in
turn led to a revival of biblical scholarship, which was one of the
contributing factors to the Reformation.
In 1418: Burgundians take Paris, Dauphin escapes Source: ToW.
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