May 29 in history: Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay become first explorers to scale Everest and more

 | Updated: May 29, 2021, 08:38 AM IST

Here's what happened today in history

1953

Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay become first explorers to scale Everest

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1972

Three Japanese gunmen kill 26 at Tel Aviv airport

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1982

Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral

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1985

39 football fans are killed in a riot at European Cup Final in Brussels

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1999

Discovery becomes first space shuttle to dock with ISS

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