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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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Miami, Florida Becomes Part of the United States

July 28, 1896

Originally inhabited by the Tequesta tribe and later claimed by the Spanish in 1566, Miami is finally incorporated into the United States in 1896. Miami holds the distinction of being the only major city in the United States conceived by a … Continue reading

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