This Day in History: 1451-02-03

(3 February) The 7th Ottoman ruler Mehmed the Conqueror ascended the Ottoman throne for the 2nd time at the age of 19. Previously, the 12-year-old Sultan ruled from 1444 to 1446 after his father Murad II had abdicated in favour of his son, retiring to Manisa and leaving him under the tutelage of Çandarlı Halil Pasha.