In May 1953, Edmund Hillary and his climbing companion Tenzing Norgay became the first people to stand on top of Mt Everest. At the same time, Queen Elizabeth II awaited her coronation at Westminster Abbey, London. Read the newspaper headlines from that historic day.
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Reference: Auckland Star, 2 June 1953, p. 1
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