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THIS DAY IN HISTORY                Friday, 29 May 2020
 
 

1453
The Byzantine Empire ended when the Turks captured Constantinople.


  1500
The Portuguese explorer, Bartolomeu Diaz was drowned at sea after his ship capsized near the Cape of Good Hope.

  1930
The B.B.C. formed its own permanent symphony orchestra with Adrian Boult as its director.

 

1953
New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepali Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest.


  1985
One of the worst football riots occured during the European Cup final when Liverpool soccer fans went on a rampage killing 41 spectators and injuring 350 at Heysal Stadium, Belgium.

  2004
India’s first indigenously designed civilian aircraft, NAL Saras made its maiden flight in Bangalore.

 

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