Today in History

Events on May 29

Christopher Reeves Suffers an Accident
Actor Christopher Reeve, who became famous as Superman, suffers an accident and is paralyzed, unable to walk or breathe on his own.

First Men to Reach the Summit of Mt. Everest
British explorer Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay reach the peak of Mt. Everest, the first men to do so.