< Full Calendar

1930

First pop-up toaster invented

Now That’s What I Call a Pop-Up

For centuries, we had bread. Boring, depressing, decidedly cold bread. Sure, it was there, but who cared. Yawn. Then, some bright sparks realised that this bread could be heated so it went brown and crispy. Toast was invented. Again, for a while, the public was placated. But soon they grew tired of this heated bread novelty and demanded ... Read more >

< Full Calendar

1953

Hillary and Norgay reach Everest summit

At 11:30 a.m. on 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, become the first explorers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point on earth. The two, part of a British expedition, made their final assault on the summit after spending a fitful night at 27,900 feet. News of their achievement broke around th... Read more >