Most Maddening Historical 'Mysteries'

stevev

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Apr 2017
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Did Robert Scott reach the South Pole first.? Did Tenzing Norgay reach the summit of Everest before Edmund Hilary?
 
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Linschoten

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Aug 2010
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Did Robert Scott reach the South Pole first.? Did Tenzing Norgay reach the summit of Everest before Edmund Hilary?
Amundsen certainly reached the pole before Scott, and Scott found a letter from him there; on the second point, Hilary avoided saying as far as I can remember (since it was a joint achievement irrespective of who stepped there first) while Tenzing hismlef siad that Hilary stepped on to the summit first.
 
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