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Anniversary of Peary's North Pole Adventure

Story posted April 06, 2007

This is the 98th anniversary of Robert E. Peary's arrival at the North Pole. It was on April 6, 1909, that Peary, of the Class of 1877, and Matthew A. Henson became the first men to reach the Pole.

Robert E. Peary 1877

The anniversary is noted in the April 6, 2007, online edition of The New York Times, in the "On This Day" section, which offers a link to the front page article that ran 98 years ago.

Learn more about Robert E. Peary and his adventures at The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum.

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