On This Day: Roald Amundsen Becomes First Man to Reach South Pole

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On Dec. 14, 1911, the Norwegian explorer raised his country's flag at the South Pole, beating Britain's Capt.

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#1 Dec 14, 2009
I can't imagine the courage it must take to set out on a mission like this. Besides national pride, could there have been any advantage to planting one's flag first?

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