Today in history

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Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today In History is a place for you early risers to excercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please by all means bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

29th May 
 
Constantinople falls to Muhammad II ending the Byzantine Empire. 1453.
 
Boris  Yeltsin is elected President of Russia.  I’ll drink to that. 1994.
 
President Richard Nixon agrees to release over 1200 pages of Watergate transcripts. 1990.
 
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the summit of Mt. Everest.  They might well be ashamed of the nonsense that goes on up there now. 1953.
 
Mabel Howard becomes the first woman to serve as a cabinet member in a Commenwealth Country,  when she serves as Minister of Health and Minister in Charge of Child Welfare. 1947.
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