29th MAY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

May 29th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1953 : Hillary and Tenzing reached Everest summit : Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay (Sherpa from Nepal) both become the first explorers to reach the summit of Mount Everest at 11:30am on the 29th May 1953. Mount Everest is 29,035 feet above sea level, and the highest point on Earth. News of their achievement broke around the world on the 2nd June, the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, and Britons hailed it as a good omen for their country’s future. | & more about history on this day in the video…