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Chomolungma Day

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Stephen Alter
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Mount Everest

Every May 29th is Mt. Everest Day.

When it was originally named Everest in 1852, the Calcutta correspondent of The Times said the peak “had no name intelligible to civilized men,” civilized of course being a euphemism for white. But it DID already have a name.