1453 – Fall of Constantinople: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih captures Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.
2012 - Wilmington City Council dealt long overdue realty check. Monkey Junction is free again from the tyranny and plundering of the Central Committee of the People's Republic of Wilmington.
A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.
If the City of Wilmington were so well run as to be attractive to potential residents, then people would clamor to get in, not fight to stay out. And that, dear friends, speaks volumes.
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