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Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

We may not think much about the historic events that have impacted our country or the world in our daily lives. However, when we take a step back and examine them more closely, we realise how critical they are to everything we do today.

On this day in history, here are some happenings you might not have known about.


(May 29, 1953)
Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Tibet conquered Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain (29,032 feet [8,849 metres]), on this day in 1953, after multiple failed efforts by other climbers.


(May 29, 1999)
The space shuttle Discovery was the first to dock with the International Space Station.

(Died on May 29, 2021)
B. J. Thomas, American singer (b. 1942).

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Written by James

A BSc in Computer Science graduate with a strong interest in encyclopedia facts. I'm a passionate content writer with 10+ years of experience and enjoy creating useful content that can help others.

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