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Robert Peary - Antartic

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Bilal Aly

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Robert Peary First person to reach the North Pole Robert Peary Robert Peary was the first person to reach the North Pole on April 6, 1909. Best Polar Explorer North Pole This wasn't his first attempt reach the North Pole, this was his was his third and he was determined to make it, and he knew it was his last try. He was born on the May 6, 1856 in Cresson, Pennsylvania. At that time, explorers thought that the North Pole was the last prize in the Northern Hemisphere... ...so it was an international race between Britain, Norway and America, all racing to the North Pole. A lot of men died on his other attempts, he started his first attempt with 24 people and came back with 6 people. 18 had died in Arctic Wilderness. The reason I chose Robert Peary was because he never gave up in fulfilling his dream to become the first person to reach the North Pole By
Bilal Aly Childhood Matthew Henson was a very close friend of Robert Peary, they met while working in a store in Washington D.C. He was the son of Charles Nutter Peary and
Mary Webster Wiley Peary. Shortly after his birth , he moved to Maine with his mother, who raised him after his fathers death. His love of outdoors grew when he moved to Maine, he loved to hike in the woods with his close friends He went to Portland High School and then went to Bowdoin College where he studied civil engineering. He would do 25 mile hikes every week! Matthew Henson 1866-1955 Robert Peary invited Matthew Henson to accompany him on an exploration of Nicaragua in 1888. From that day on Matthew Henson was his personal assisstant in his trips to different places, including the North Pole exploration. Matthew Henson also put up the flag on the North Pole with Robert Peary which Peary's wife made. Eight of his toes got frozen on his first expedition, and had to be amputated, later he amputated the other two, because it was easier to walk with no toes than two toes Fasinating Facts Robert Peary died in 1920. He was 63 years old, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
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