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Daily Archives: April 6, 2019

On This Day in History: The North Pole Was Discovered

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On this day in 1909, American explorer Robert Peary was the first to reach the North Pole… or so he thought. On April 6th, 1909, Robert Peary, his assistant Matthew Henson, and four Eskimos reached what they determined was the North Pole.  Their 1909 success was preceded by several unsuccessful attempts to reach the planet’s