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In the early 20th century, during the height of the so-called “Age of Polar Discovery”, this American explorer successfully reached the North Pole on April 7 1909. After short dispute with fellow explorer Frederick Cook, this discovery was later confirmed to be his.
This famous American explorer is today remembered as the first man who claimed the discovery of North Pole. His discovery was later awarded to another American explorer Robert Peary who reached North Pole in 1907.
Richard Mohun made his fame and fortune spending the large portion of his life in Africa where he served as the US diplomat, commercial agent, consul, soldier and explorer that surveyed territory of Eastern Africa.
Donald Baxter MacMillan was a famous American polar explorer who spent his entire career sailing the North Sea, being involved in more than 30 exploratory missions. Find out more about his career here.