May 13

This Day in History

1995

First Woman to Conquer Everest Without Oxygen, Unaided

After a grueling trek across the rocky crevices, steep rock face, and frigid expanse of the tallest mountain in the world, 33-year-old British mountaineer and mother Alison Hargreaves became the first … (more...)

1981

Pope John Paul II shot

Pope John Paul II is shot in Rome. Before this assassination attempt, Pope John Paul II was known as an avid traveler who had little fear of going out in public. While holding his weekly audience in … (more...)