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This Week in History


May 25, 1977

The original Star Wars debuts in move theaters, eventually earning $800 million internationally and winning seven Academy Awards.

May 29, 1953

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing

Norgay are the first men in history to reach the top of Mount Everest, the highest point on earth.

May 30, 1431

Joan of Arc is burned at the stake for heresy at Rouen in English-controlled Normandy.

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