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On this Day

  • Fall of Constantinople, 1453

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    On this day: May 29

    Constantinople falls, Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the top of Mount Everest, and Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to race in the Indy 500, all on this day.

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100th Indianapolis 500: A look back

racing flag, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indy 500

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Sunday marks the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Ahead of the iconic race, take a look some of the history, facts and tradition behind "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."