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Monday, May 29, 2006

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1453 Constantinople fell to an Ottoman army led by Sultan Mehmed II, ending the Byzantine Empire.

1660 English Restoration: The monarchy in England was restored under King Charles II on Oak Apple Day.

1765 Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses, saying, ''If this be treason, make the most of it!''

1790 Rhode Island became the last of the original 13 colonies to ratify the United States Constitution.

1848 Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union.

1903 Entertainer Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, England.

1917 John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was born in Brookline, Mass.

1919 Observations made by Arthur Eddington during a solar eclipse confirmed part of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.

1932 World War I veterans began arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they weren't scheduled to receive for another 13 years.

1942 Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded Irving Berlin's ''White Christmas'' in Los Angeles for Decca Records.

1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

1969 The self-titled debut album by Crosby, Stills and Nash was released.

1973 Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.

1988 President Ronald Reagan began his first visit to the Soviet Union as he arrived in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

67 Al Unser Sr. Race car driver
50 LaToya Jackson Singer
49 Ted Levine Actor
48 Annette Bening Actress
47 Rupert Everett Actor

THE HISTORY CHANNEL'S (comercial) VIDEO FOR THIS DATE

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