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Today in History: July 20

Slide 1 of 11: Image Caption: Sir Edmund Hillary the New Zealand born mountaineer and explorer who was the first man to ascend Mount Everest in 1953, at London Airport before leaving for home.

1919: Sir Edmund Hillary born

Sir Edmund Hillary, the mountaineer from New Zealand is born. He is known for being the first mountaineer and explorer to successfully ascend Mount Everest in 1953. 

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