World History Moment: Amundsen Reaches The South Pole

Roald Amundsen
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Roald Amundsen
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World History Moment: Amundsen Reaches The South Pole

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In the early 1900s, explorers were trying to reach the South Pole. One of them was a Norwegian named Roald Amundsen, who managed to reach his destination on December 14, 1911. Historian John Schmidt tells us his story.