On this day:

1911: Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team reached the South Pole, becoming the first men in recorded history to do so

1958: Soviets Reach the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility. A Pole of Inaccessibility is a location on Earth that is extremely difficult to access.

1961: Tanzania joins the United Nations. Tanzania came into being after the merger of Tanganyika and the Zanzibar Archipelago

Born on this day:

1503: Nostradamus, French astrologer

1546: Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer, chemist

Gone on this day:

1943: John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, co-created Corn flakes

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