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TODAY IN HISTORY

Adv29 For release Thursday, May 29

1848: Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union.

1953: Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.

1961: A couple in Paynesville, W. Va., became the first recipients of food stamps under a pilot program created by President John F. Kennedy.

1999: Discovery became the first shuttle to dock at the International Space Station.

Adv29 For release Thursday, May 29 05/28/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 5:16pm]
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