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Today in History: South Pole Is Discovered 

On December 14th, 1911 Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) of Norway became the first¬†explorer to reach the South Pole, defeating his British rival Robert Falcon Scott in the race which began¬†in October. While Amundsen used sleigh dogs in his dangerous trek, Scott deployed Siberian motor sledges, ponies and dogs only to reach the site a month later …

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