Today marks the 139th anniversary of explorer Roald Amundsen’s birth. Amundsen holds a number of distinctions among a courageous group of early 20th century explorers. He was the first man to reach the South Pole, the first to fly to the North Pole and the first to reach both North and South Poles.
Amundsen was born on July 16, 1872, in Oslo, Norway. He died June 22, 1928.
We wrote about explorers and their visits to the poles in our July 1926 issue. Click here to check it out.