Happy Amundsen Day today! From Wired:
“1912: Roald Amundsen claims the South Pole for Norway.
Amundsen and his team actually reached the pole (90 degrees South) on Dec. 14, 1911, beating Robert Falcon Scott‘s British team by 35 days. But it wasn’t until Amundsen reached Hobart, Australia that he was able to stake his formal claim.”