News Display: Hillary & Tenzing Reach Everest Summit, Tuesday, 5/29
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- Hillary and Tenzing Reach Everest Summit, Tuesday, 5/29
Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal were the first explorers to reach the summit of Mount Everest; they climbed 29,035 feet above sea level, to the highest point on Earth, on May 29, 1953, after spending the night at high camp -- 27,000 feet. Hillary and Tenzing were part of a British expedition, and news of their remarkable achievement heralded throughout the world as Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2nd.
For an interview with Sir Edmund Hillary be sure to see the BBC story.
- National Teacher Day, Tuesday, 5/8
The National Education Association acknowledges May, 8, 2012, as National Teacher Day, a time to "honor their local educators and acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education." As we thank teachers for their commitment and dedication to students, we display news stories about key trends in the teaching profession, remarkable teachers, and the history of National Teacher Day, whose beginnings date back to the influence of Eleanor Roosevelt.
- "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" Is Published, Thursday, 5/17
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a children's novel by L. Frank Baum was published by George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900. Tens of thousands of copies of the first edition sold rapidly, captivating both children and adults, and the book went on to become a successful Broadway production and an American movie classic starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale from Kansas. Baum wrote 13 more books about Oz, the Emerald City, and his work has been adapted and retold throughout the world.
- New York Public Library Is Dedicated, Wednesday, 5/23
On May 23, 1911 President William Howard Taft presided at the dedication the New York Public Library, the largest marble structure built in the United States and today, a Beaux-Arts landmark. New York Public Library occupies the two-block section of Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. More than one million books were set in place on the day of dedication, and the following morning, New York Public Library officially opened its door, welcoming as many as 50,000 visitors.
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