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  • Constantinople falls to Turks (Signaled end of Middle Ages)
  • Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth
  • SC formally incorporated as a royal colony
  • Rhode Is became last of original 13 ratifing Constitution
  • Wisconsin becomes 30th state
  • A patent for lifting vessels was granted to Abraham Lincoln
  • Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz
  • Death of prophet Baha'Ullah (Ascension of Baha'Ullah)
  • US forces invade Dominican Republic - stay until 1924
  • Einstein's light-bending prediction is confirmed by Arthur Eddington
  • 1st North Pole flight in single engine plane - CF Blair
  • Edmund Hillary & Norgay of NZ become 1st to reach top of Mt Everest
  • Actor - Kirk & Anne Douglas married
  • 1st class postage now 15 (13 for 3 years)
  • Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m

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