May 29


Today's Trivia May 29, 1953: Mount Everest Summit

1953 Mount Everest Summit The summit is first reached, by Hillary and Norgay.

1992 Secret Underground Bomb Shelter U.S. reveals the existence of a secret underground bomb shelter, which was built for Congress in case of a nuclear attack.

1987 Michael Jackson The London Hospital Medical College refuses to sell Jackson the remains of John Merrick, the Elephant Man.

1942 Bing Crosby records White Christmas It went on to sale 25,000,000 copies.

1848 Wisconsin becomes the 30th state. Wisconsin is Chippewa for "grassy place."

1790 Rhode Island becomes the 13th state.


Today's Trivia May 29, 1920: Clifton James

1920 Clifton James d. 2017 American actor. Film: Live and Let Die (1973, the bumbling Louisiana sheriff J.W. Pepper) and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).

Today's Trivia May 29, 1917: John Fitzgerald Kennedy

1917 John Fitzgerald Kennedy d. 1963 35th U.S. President (1961-63), the youngest person elected president (43 years old). He was assassinated in Dallas.

1939 Al Unser Sr American auto racer, 4-time Indy 500 winner (1970-71, 78, 87).

1903 Bob Hope d. 2003 (Leslie Townes Hope), English-born American Emmy-winning comedian, entertainer of the troops. He has won five Oscars for his humanitarian actions and contributions to the industry.

1736 Patrick Henry d. 1799 American patriot. Known for his famous 1775 quote: "I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"


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