(In 1953, he took part in John Hunt's expedition, in which he and Tenzing became the first to reach the summit. Interestingly there's only a photo of Sherpa Tenzing at the top, Tenzing couldn't take Sir Edmund's photo, but seemingly he didn't mind.)
1920 - The Treaty of Versailles came into effect, officially ending World War I.
1927 – Fritz Lang's futuristic film Metropolis was released in Germany.
1954 - Thirty-five people died, after a BOAC Comet jet airliner crashed into the Mediterranean off the Italian island of Elba. 1957 - Harold Macmillan officially became prime minister following the sudden resignation of Sir Anthony Eden.
2016 - Starman David Bowie died.
According to a survey carried out by (of all people) Hillary Blinds, having access to the internet is more important to young people in the UK than daylight, hot water, the NHS, or a good night's sleep.
(So, it looks like we will end up with a generation of pasty faced, smelly, tired young people in poor health.)
Fat Cat Wednesday - This is the day when, according to the High Pay Centre, UK bosses will have earned more by midday than typical workers (with an average UK salary of £28,200) earn in the entire year.
According to Public Health England, kids in the UK eat more than half of their recommended sugar intake - at breakfast!
(The culprit? All those sugary breakfast cereals with cartoon characters on the packaging. (Are you listening Tony?) What is even more worrying is that 80% of parents think sugary cereals are healthy.)