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This Week in History – First Explorers Reach Mt. Everest Summit

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First Mt. Everest Summit
On May 29, 1953, mountaineers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set foot atop Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. They were the first ever to reach its 29,029-foot peak, and met instant fame upon their return: today their ascent is considered a great achievement of the 20th century (Source: Smithsonian Magazine).

West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history.

On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mount Everest, the first people to do so.

On May 30, 1431, 19 Year old Joan of Arc, accused of heresy, was burned at the stake in France.

On June 1, 1944, the BBC broadcasts a coded message to alert French Resistance fighters that the D-Day invasion was imminent.

On June 2, 1692, the Salem Witch Trials began with the trial of Bridget Bishop, who was convicted and hanged.

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Great day at the ball park for Liam and me.
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Phipps Park All Stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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