It Happened On #94

It’s a sunny and beautiful Sunday. It might be cold but it looks great from indoors

I spent most of the morning taking pictures and hunting for a lamp

I needed a lamp so I could read at night. I got most of the Jack Reacher novels and borrowed my sister’s Kindle (that she never uses because she doesn’t read). I tried to read a few nights ago but I discovered the Kindle can’t be used it the dark. The screen has no backlight which renders it useless in the dark. But today I rescued my lamp from the wasteland that is my closet

It happened on December 30 1988…Stacy Allison of Portland, Oregon, becomes the first American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point on earth. Allison, a member of the Northwest American Everest Expedition, climbed the Himalayan peak using the southeast ridge route

Also on December 30 1957, a passenger train collides with an oil-tanker train in the Gambar province of western Pakistan, killing 300 people and seriously injuring another 150 on this day in 1957

Meanwhile, in Canada, on December 30 1981, Wayne Gretzky scores five goals, including his 50th of the season into an empty net, leading the Oilers to a 7-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Scoring in only his 39th game of the season, Gretzky becomes the first player to reach the mark in fewer than 50 games, shattering Maurice Richard’s NHL record

It’d be sweet to summit Everest. Knowing you’re on the highest point on earth. The view must be amazing!

Bear Grylls took snow from the peak of Everest and later used it to baptize his son. Pretty cool


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