16 July-Roald Amundsen

Irishmen, Ernest Shackleton from Kildare and Tom Crean from Kerry attempted to be the first to reach the south pole but Roald Amundsen from Norway got there first on December 14th 1911. Amundsen was born in the year 1872 On This Day

Roald Amundsen photo

Photo by National Library of Norway

Roald Amundsen photo

Photo by National Library of Norway

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