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ON THIS DAY: May 21, 2018

May 21st is

American Red Cross Founder’s Day *

National Memo Day

National Waitstaff Day

Strawberries ‘n Cream Day

World Day for Cultural Diversity, for Dialogue and Development * 1,278 more words


Famous Antarctic Explorers

  • Ernest Shackleton (1874 – 1922)

Ernest Shackleton was a British polar explorer which led three British trips into Antarctica. In 1909, he established a new record for the Farthest South latitude at 88°S. 468 more words

Antarctica Map


March 7th in history:

On March 7th, 1912, explorer Roald Amundsen publicly announced that he had reached the South Pole nearly three months earlier. Amundsen had to wait until arriving in Australia before announcing his feat, because there were no telephone poles at the South Pole. 108 more words

Today In History

The Polar Adventures of Louise Arner Boyd ...and Bob Bartlett

Well, I was delighted to open my mail the other day and find a brand new copy of The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd… 454 more words

Roald Amundsens Minne

During my holidays in the North I do a lot of camping and ‘explorations’, but this is kindergarden compared to what real explorers managed (or tried) in history. 145 more words


Celebrating Bob Bartlett

In 2009, Arctic explorer Bob Bartlett was commemorated on a postage stamp issued by Canada Post. The stamp was priced at 54 cents. In a media release from the time, Bartlett was lauded as the greatest ice captain of the 20th century. 236 more words

“Will the Results be Worth the Effort?” Extreme decisions in the heroic era. . .

Every accomplishment of every kind, from insignificant to monumental and the whole range between, starts with an idea and then proceeds through plan and execution to accomplishment. 336 more words

Antarctic Exploration