Antarctica Exploration Timeline Felicity

  • Captain Cook and his crew became the first men to cross the Antarctic Circle.

  • John Davis arguably became the first person to land on the continent.

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    Scott and Shackleton tried to walk to the continent but were unsuccessful.

  • Race to the South Pole! Amundsen was the first successful person to go there.

  • Scott died on his way back to his ship.

  • Shackleton and his crew sailed from England to Antarctica before WW1 starts.

  • A walk across the ice to distant land begins.

  • Shackleton returns home to England.

  • The first permenant settlement happened.

  • The first baby born in Antarctica.