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On this day: May 29

Published On: May 25 2013 02:04:17 AM CDT   Updated On: May 29 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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.

OTD May 29 - Fall of Constantinople
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1453: Constantinople falls to Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih following a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.

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