Archive for December 13th, 2011

SOUTH POLE REACHED ON THIS DAY IN 1911

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Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer who led the first Antarctic
expedition to the South Pole, reaching it on December 14, 1911. He
originally set out for the South Pole on September 8, 1911, but had to
abandoned the journey due to extreme temperatures.

 

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Amundsen and his dog team at the South Pole

 

  
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THE #1 SONG ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Guy Mitchell, whose real name was Albert George Cernik, placed thirty
songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, with nine of them reaching the
Top 10.

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FAMOUS SEER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1503

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Michel de Nostredame (December 14, 1503 – July 2, 1566)

Nostradamus was a French apothecary, astrologer, and foreteller who was one
of the world’s most famous authors of prophecies. His published collection of
prophecies (The Prophecies, 1555) has rarely been out of print since his death.


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The Prophecies

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CHRISTMAS SALE, 1959

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PUMPING GAS AT A UNION 76 STATION IN 1955

76 GAS STATION SE 1955

Rogers Union Service, on the south-west corner of SE 40th & Hawthorne
(3966 SE Hawthorne) Portland, Oregon.

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