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Sinclair Dates: 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.
Tomorrow: May 30.
In 1940: Dunkirk [middle], 53,823 evacuated from Dunkirk, bringing
total landed in England since May 27 to 126,606. First day of
British withdrawal from Dunkirk after the fall of France. The nine
days of Dunkirk were a withdrawal of land forces less all their
equipment across the English Channel, following many military
disasters in France. The German conquest of France was complete. The
evacuation owed much to the unstinting bravery of the French troops
fighting at the Dunkirk perimeter and to seven hundred brave small
craft almost a hundred of which were lost in the evacuation of 385,000
troops, more than 100,000 of them French, were ferried to the waiting
ships or taken direct to England to fight again another day.
In 1914: John 17th Earl of Caithness d.,
In 1431: Joan of Arc, Burned at the stake in Rouen. Source: ToW.
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