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Robert E. Peary
Robert E. Peary in the clothes he wore when he explored the North Pole

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Arctic Explorer Robert E. Peary Was Born
May 6, 1856

Even as a boy, Robert E. Peary, born on May 6, 1856, dreamed of exploring the "roof of the world," the frozen Arctic north. They had no parkas or space-age fabrics and no cell phones or advanced navigational devices, but Robert E. Peary and his assistant, Matt Henson, set out to reach the North Pole for the first time in 1905. No one had been there before. Indeed, it took Peary years to put the expedition together.
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