North Pole Discovered

April 2006
Scholastic News -- Edition 3;4/3/2006, Vol. 62 Issue 21, p3
The article highlights the success of explorer Robert E. Peary in trekking the North Pole on April 6, 1909. Years before, Peary vowed that he would be the first person to visit North Pole. Though he already failed eight times, he tried it again in 1909 and finally made it. Along with his partner, Matthew A. Henson, and four other guides, Peary traveled through North Pole and he planted the U.S. flag when he got there.


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