People, Oct. 24, 1960

Minus his mountaineering equipment, Britain's Sir John Hunt, leader of the expedition in which Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Guide Tenzing climbed Mount Everest in 1955, popped up at a boys' school in Nottinghamshire, was prepared to answer almost all questions except one: "What did Sir Edmund say after conquering Everest?" Brows knit, Sir John at length blurted: "He said, 'We've knocked the bastard off!' ''

By decree of the District of Columbia, the capital officially celebrated Dwight Eisenhower's 70th birthday, marking him as the first President ever to reach that age in...

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