20th May: What happened on this day in History

Vasco da Gama reached Calicut

Vasco da Gama became the first European to reach India by sea on 20th May 1498.

First Indian to summit Mt Everest

Avtar Singh Cheema was the first Indian to summit Mount Everest on 20 May 1965. Along with 8 others, he was part of third mission bu Indian Army to climb Mt Everest after two failed attempts. He was 16th in the world to record this achievement.

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