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Badass of the Week: Fridtjof Nansen

Badass of the Week: Fridtjof Nansen

Kirsten Maalfrid Flagstad (1895-1962) was the greatest Norwegian dramatic soprano, regarded by many as the world's largest, and one of Norway's most famous women.

Kirsten Maalfrid Flagstad (1895-1962) was the greatest Norwegian dramatic soprano, regarded by many as the world's largest, and one of Norway's most famous women.

Downed Pilot...Vietnam.

Downed Pilot...Vietnam.

Jan. 15, 1909: Shackleton’s Party Reaches the South Magnetic Pole  On this day in 1909, members of Ernest Shackleton’s Nimrod Expedition party discovered the south magnetic pole. Shackleton, who had divided up the team, failed to reach the South Pole. Upon his return, Shackleton was still hailed as a hero for his grueling and groundbreaking expedition.

Jan. 15, 1909: Shackleton’s Party Reaches the South Magnetic Pole On this day in 1909, members of Ernest Shackleton’s Nimrod Expedition party discovered the south magnetic pole. Shackleton, who had divided up the team, failed to reach the South Pole. Upon his return, Shackleton was still hailed as a hero for his grueling and groundbreaking expedition.

Harriet Tubman circa 1885   Born Araminta Harriet Ross 1820  Dorchester County, Maryland   Died March 10, 1913 (age 93)  Auburn, New York, US   Cause of death Pneumonia   Resting place Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York, U.S.A    Nationality American     Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War.

Harriet Tubman circa 1885 Born Araminta Harriet Ross 1820 Dorchester County, Maryland Died March 10, 1913 (age 93) Auburn, New York, US Cause of death Pneumonia Resting place Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York, U.S.A Nationality American Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War.

Pictures for the South Pole Expedition - 1911 - Roald Amundsen

Pictures for the South Pole Expedition - 1911 - Roald Amundsen

Lauge Koch, Arctic explorer http://tanquerelleherve.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/groenland6.html

Lauge Koch, Arctic explorer http://tanquerelleherve.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/groenland6.html

Tom Crean in full Polar gear in 1911. Find out more on Ireland Calling

Tom Crean in full Polar gear in 1911. Find out more on Ireland Calling

roald amundsen - first walk on the south pole - 1911

roald amundsen - first walk on the south pole - 1911

Frank Debenham (1883-1965), Antarctic scientist and geographer, and a Plane Table by Herbert Ponting

Frank Debenham (1883-1965), Antarctic scientist and geographer, and a Plane Table by Herbert Ponting

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