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May 20

May 20, 1453: This day marked the fall of Constantinople. The Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II's conquest of the Balkans and the fall of Constantinople in 1453 both constituted victories for him and led to […]

May 8

May 8, 1962: On this day, Karen A. Page was born in Warren, Michigan. She is an author best known for her books on food and wine written collaboratively with her husband Andrew Dornenburg. […]

December 18

December 18, 890: Abd al-Rahman III was born on this day. He was an Umayyad prince, who controlled Cordoba as its Emir and then as its Caliph from 912 to 961 CE. His proclamation […]

March 27

March 27, 1676: On this day, Francis II Rakoczi was born. Francis II Rákóczi was the prince of the Estates Confederated for Liberty of the Kingdom of Hungary and the leader of Rákóczi's War […]

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