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Country Index: Israel

Country Index: Israel

County Index for Military History of Israel

Fall of Constantinople (May 29, 1453)

Fall of Constantinople (May 29, 1453)

The fall of Constantinople in 1453 is often cited as the end of the Middle Ages. Indeed, May 29 marks the end of the Eastern Roman Empire, with the capture of Constantinople, its capital, under the blows of the Ottoman Turks. The Byzantine Empire, declining since the thirteenth century, and harassed by the Ottoman Empire, was reduced to a small territory around the city founded by Constantine in May 330, when Sultan Mehmet II began his siege.

A Paradise Lost: In Search of Eden

A Paradise Lost: In Search of Eden

Nothing else has fascinated both archaeologists and theologians alike more than the identity to the location of man’s paradise lost; that is, the Garden of Eden.

USS Melville (AD-2), 1934, Panama Canal Zone

USS Melville (AD-2), 1934, Panama Canal Zone

USS Melville (AD-2), 1934, Panama Canal Zone USS Melville (AD-2) was a destroyer tender that served in both World Wars, serving at Queenstown in the First World War, and supporting the D-Day invasion during the Second World War. Here we see her at Balboa Harbor in the Panama Canal Zone on 24 April 1934.

History of Utowana - History

History of Utowana - History

Utowana(TR. : t. 414 (gross), 1. 168& 39;9& 34;, b. 27& 39;9& 34;, dr. 16& 39;9& 34; (aft.); s. 12 mph.; cpl. 32)Utowana (SP-951)—a yacht built in 1891 at Philadelphia, Pa., by Neafie & Levy and rebuilt as a trawler at Staten Island, N.Y., in 1917 for the Commonwealth Fisheries Co., Boston, Mass.

Ephemeris of May 18

Ephemeris of May 18

1897: Irish writer Abraham Stoker, known as Bram Stoker, publishes & 34; Dracula & 34;. 1804: A senatus-consulte establishes the Empire and promulgates the Constitution of the year XII. Napoleon Bonaparte exchanges his title of First Consul for that of Emperor. 1302: The Flemings revolt against the French occupier and massacre the soldiers of the garrison in Bruges.