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Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary, who achieved fame for being among the first to climb Mount Everest, was laid to rest today in New Zealand.

There is an interesting Clinton connection here. Hillary Clinton once claimed to have been named after him. Trouble is, Hillary was born in 1947 and Edmund Hillary did not climb Mt. Everest until 1953. What reason would there be to name your child after him before his historic feat? Not that more evidence is needed, but this story is debunked in snopes.com. Christopher Hitchens also discusses it at length in a recent column.
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