Norwegians Discover the South Pole

December 14, 1911

Norwegian Ronald Amundsen and his team of five are the first humans to reach the Geographic South Pole on December 14, 1911. They are five weeks ahead of their British rivals, led by Robert Falcon Scott, who perish on the return … Continue reading

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Sitting Bull Murdered

December 15, 1890

Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake in Standard Lakota Orthography, also nicknamed Slon-he or “Slow”), a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man and revered Native American tribal chief, is killed by Indian agency police while being arrested on December 15, 1890. Sitting Bull’s arrest is ordered to prevent his fleeing the reservation … Continue reading

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