This Week in History

May 29, 1952

Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, are the first explorers to reach the 29,035-foot summit of Mt. Everest.

May 30, 1431

Joan of Arc, the peasant girl who became known as the savior of France, is burned at the stake for heresy.

June 1, 1967

The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, selling more than eight million copies and staying at #1 on the charts for 15 weeks.


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