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What Happened on July 16, 1872

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Person of interestRoald Amundsen

Roald Amundsen, Norwegian polar explorer who led the 1st expedition to the South Pole, born in Borge, Østfold, Norway (d. 1928)

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen

1872 Highlights

About July 16, 1872

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer