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Mount Everest taken at an elevation of 5,300 meter from Gokyo Ri, Khumbu, Nepal. (Photo: Wikimedia/Rdevany)

George Everest: The Man-Mountain

George Everest was a British surveyor and geographer, he is most famous for having the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, named after him, despite the fact he never really had anything to do with the discovery.

The famous Delmonico's restaurant in New York hosted the first public meeting of the Sorosis women's club in April 1868. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Sorosis: The First Women’s Club in America

It was an incident involving Charles Dickens that led to a step forward in female emancipation and the formation of Sorosis, the first women’s club, at the famous Delmonico’s restaurant in New York.

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