Antarctica

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In History
  • Captain James Cook and his Crew

    Captain James Cook and his Crew
    Captain James Cook and his crew became the first men to cross the Antarctic circle.
  • Captain William Smith

    Captain William Smith
    First sighting of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands by British Capt. William Smith.
  • Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen

    Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
    Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
  • Captain Nathaniel Palmer

    Captain Nathaniel Palmer
    Palmer Land discovered by American Capt. Nathaniel Palmer.
  • Captain John Davis

    Captain John Davis
    U.S. Capt. John Davis makes first known landing on the continent at Hughes Bay on Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Captain John Biscoe

    Captain John Biscoe
    First sighting of the Antarctic continent in the Indian Ocean sector (Enderby Land) by British Capt. John Biscoe, in the Tula and Lively.
  • Captain John Balleny

    Captain John Balleny
    First landing south of the Antarctic Circle by British Capt. John Balleny in the Eliza Scott, discovered and landed on the Balleny Islands.
  • Sir James Clark Ross

    Sir James Clark Ross
    First ever to enter the Ross Sea by British explorer Sir James Clark Ross in the ship Erebus.
  • Captain Mercator Cooper

    Captain Mercator Cooper
    First landing on Greater Antarctica (Victoria Land) by American Captain Mercator Cooper in the Levant.
  • Carsten Borchgrevink

    Carsten Borchgrevink
    Carsten Borchgrevink made the first landing on Antarctica since Davis. Three years later he led the first party to winter on the continent.
  • Argentina

    Argentina
    Argentina began to occupy Antarctic lands when purchasing the meteorological station belonging to the Scottish Dr. Bruce, on Laurie island, South Orkney islands.
  • Roald Amundsen

    Roald Amundsen
    Roald Amundsen reaches the South Pole
  • Amundsen Reaches Soth Pole

    Amundsen Reaches Soth Pole
    Roald Amundsen of Norway reaches the South Pole; on 18 Jan 1912 U.S. Capt. Robert Scott located the South Pole but died on the return trip.
  • Richard E. Byrd - First Flight

    Richard E. Byrd - First Flight
    U.S. explorer Richard E. Byrd made the first flight over the South Pole from Little America Base.
  • First Permannt Sation

    First Permannt Sation
    First permanent station at South Pole built (Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station).
  • South Geomagnnetic Pole Reached

    South Geomagnnetic Pole Reached
    South Geomagnetic Pole reached for the first time by a tractor traverse by the Soviet Union.
  • Antarctic Treaty

    Antarctic Treaty
    The Antarctic Treaty was signed.
  • Treaty went into Action

    Treaty went into Action
    The Treaty entered into force.
  • Secretariat of Antarctic Treaty

    Secretariat of Antarctic Treaty
    Secretariat of Antarctic Treaty inaugurated.
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    First Permanent Scientific Station

    First permanent scientific station established in the Antarctic, at Laurie Island, South Orkneys by the Scottish National Antarctic expedition under William Speirs Bruce.
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    67 Nations Research Environment

    International Geophysical Year (IGY), scientists of 67 nations research the environment.
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    First Successful Land Traverse

    First successful land traverse of Antarctica by British Commonwealth Transantarctic expedition under Vivian Fuchs. Weddell Sea to Ross Sea via the South Pole.
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    World Park Base

    World Park Base - a non-governmental year-round base located at Cape Evans on Ross Island in the Ross Dependency established by Greenpeace.