Add Your Piece of History… 29th May

29 May
  • On this day in 1953.  Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal become the first explorers to reach the top of Mount Everest.  Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth.  Its summit ridge marks the border between Nepal and China.  The summit of Mount Everest, stands at 8,844.43 meter high, and is rising at a rate of around 2.5 centimetres per year.
  • On this day in 1917.  Assassinated US President, John F Kennedy was born on this day.  John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts.  Kennedy’s presidential term was tragically cut short when he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on the 22nd of November 1963 while on a political trip through Texas.
  • On this day in 1736.  Patrick Henry was born on this day in Hanover Country, Virginia.  A symbol of America’s struggle for liberty and self-government, Patrick Henry was a lawyer, patriot, and willing participant in every aspect of the founding of America.  Henry delivered the famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech.  He died on the 6th of June 1799 at Red Hill Plantation, Virginia.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or just general history).

English: Tenzing Norgay with Edmund Hillary. D...

Tenzing Norgay with Edmund Hillary. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov....

John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Marker on stone monument to Virginia ...

Marker on stone monument to Virginia patriot Patrick Henry at the location of his plantation in Henry County, Virginia, where he lived from 1778–1784. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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8 Responses to “Add Your Piece of History… 29th May”

  1. midlifetraveller May 29, 2013 at 5:32 am #

    It’s almost a hundred years since John F Kennedy was born, wow, that’s a surprise – or maybe it’s a sign I’m getting old!

    • 09history - Emma May 29, 2013 at 8:35 am #

      Yea, 96 years ago. Awww it’s alright Mum we are all getting old and at least you are off doing something you really want to do! I’m so proud of you.

  2. healingpilgrim May 29, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Personally – as a traveler and explorer at heart- I think Norgay and Hillary’s summitting takes the cake. I reached Thorong La Pass on Annapurna, and that was exhilarating too… can’t imagine the feeling of reaching Everest’s peak. Thanks for sharing this milestone – and for dropping by my blog!

  3. Gallivanta May 31, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    Great photo of Tenzing and Hillary.

    • 09history - Emma June 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

      It is isn’t it, such a great accomplishment! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment 🙂

  4. gpcox May 31, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    Gail & Gene’s wedding anniversary.

    • 09history - Emma June 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

      Happy Wedding Anniversary to Gail & Gene! How many years? Thank you so much for adding your piece of history.

      • gpcox June 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

        Only 4 years married, but as of the 30th, 13 years together.

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