The Daily News | May 29

Turks captured Constantinople (now Istanbul), 1453
“Virginia Plan” proposed, 1787
Baha’u’llah, prophet of the Baha’i Faith, died, 1892
Wisconsin became 30th US state, 1848
Fire in nightclub in Southgate, Kentucky (162 killed), 1977
Gold standard abrogation authorized, 1933
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, died, 1911
Rhode Island became the 13th US state, 1790
General Winfield Scott, negotiator of Indian peace treaties, died, 1866
Pop-up toaster patented (Charles Strite), 1919
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary and Tenzing Norkay climbed Mount Everest, 1953
Charles II restored to the English throne, 1660
Einstein’s “Theory of Relativity” tested during a solar eclipse, 1919
John Barrymore (John Blythe), actor, died, 1942