This day in history, lucky May 13, 2019
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Started by metmike - May 13, 2019, 12:44 a.m.

Read about history. Pick one that

1989 – Large groups of students occupy Tiananmen Square and begin a hunger strike.

1996 – Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.

The US isn't the only place in the world to have severe storms and tornadoes!

By carlberky - May 13, 2019, 8:07 a.m.
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1995Alison Hargreaves, a 33-year-old British mother, becomes the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas.

An amazing feat for anyone, let alone a woman. 

Darn, she just missed doing it on Mothers Day.

By metmike - May 13, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
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Agree that this was extraordinarily impressive carl.

Mothers Day 1995....she missed it by 2 days, actually reaching the summit 2 days before Mothers Day 1995(on the 13th, which was the Friday before).


Calendar for May 1995 (United States)

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Holidays and Observances:
May 1Law Day
May 1Loyalty Day
May 3World Press Freedom Day
May 4Yom Ha'atzmaut
May 4National Day of Prayer
May 5Cinco de Mayo
May 6National Nurses Day
May 12International Nurses Day
May 14Mother's Day
May 15International Day of Families
May 15Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 18Lag BaOmer
May 19National Defense Transportation Day
May 20Armed Forces Day
May 22National Maritime Day
May 25African Liberation Day
May 25National Missing Children's Day
May 29Memorial Day
May 31Muharram
May 31World No Tobacco Day
By metmike - May 13, 2019, 7:46 p.m.
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There is actually much more to this story. 

After you noted her accomplishment, I looked her up to find out more about this lady and was shocked to see that she only lived for a few months after climbing Mount Everest!

She died in August of that year coming down from the summit of K2!! Holy Cow, she was only 33 years old.

Alison Hargreaves

Alison Jane Hargreaves (17 February 1962 – 13 August 1995) was a British mountain climber.  Her accomplishments included scaling Mount Everest alone, without supplementary oxygen or support from a Sherpa team, in 1995. She soloed all the great north faces of the Alps in a single season—a first for any climber. This feat included climbing the difficult north face of the Eiger in the Alps, in 1988. Hargreaves also climbed 6,812-metre (22,349 ft) Ama Dablam in Nepal.[1][2]

In 1995, Hargreaves intended to climb the three highest mountains in the world—Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga—unaided. On 13 May 1995, she reached the summit of Everest without the aid of Sherpas or bottled oxygen.[3][4] On 13 August 1995, she died while descending from the summit of K2.[2]

By silverspiker - May 13, 2019, 8:04 p.m.
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