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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of January, repeating indefinitely
On 16th January, 1909, Ernest Shackleton’s expedition reached the magnetic South Pole. Shackleton was an Irish polar explorer, one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. His first experience of the polar regions was as third officer on Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, from which he was sent home early on health grounds. Determined to make amends for this perceived personal failure, he returned to Antarctica in 1907 as leader of the Nimrod Expedition where he reached the magnetic South Pole. [Text: Wikipedia, Image:https://www.granta.com/New-Writing/Shackletons-Medical-Kit]