Today, if you visit Google, you may notice a special logo commemorating the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. As most of you know, Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. Today, 55 years earlier, on May 29, 1953 at 11:30 a.m. local time, Edmund Hillary from New Zealander and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay from Nepal reached the summit of Everest.
The first Google result for the search is a Wikipedia result. That Wikipedia article makes for an interesting read.