May 29

This Day in History

1953

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Conquer Everest

On 29 May 1953 the summit of the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, was reached for the first time by two relatively unknown mountaineers – Edward Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal. … (more...)

1953

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Conquer Everest

On 29 May 1953 the summit of the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, was reached for the first time by two relatively unknown mountaineers – Edward Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal. … (more...)

1913

Ballet Provokes Riot

On this day in 1913, Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score The Rite of Spring premiered in Paris’s Champs Elysees Theatre, provoking a riot. Le sacre du printemps, or The Rite of Spring, … (more...)