Tag Archives: Antarctica

March 7, 1912

On March 7, 1912, famed Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen announced the discovery of the South Pole. The exploration team and Roald all documented how the wind on this day seemed to whisper tekeli-li over and over. His family and friends … Continue reading

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August 24, 1960

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1960 the lowest temperature in world history was recorded. Temperatures measured at the Vostok, Antarctica research station dipped to -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit (-89.2 degrees Celsius). On this same date the temperature at the equator … Continue reading

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March 20, 1982

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1982, US scientists returned from Antarctica with the fossils of the first land mammals discovered there. Dr. William Dyer III explained that while the fossils found were considered a huge success, he thought there … Continue reading

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December 5, 1945

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1945, the “Lost Squadron” disappeared. Five U.S. Navy Avenger bombers lost communication during a training mission at the Fort Lauderdale Naval Air Force Station and were never heard from again. They were presumed lost … Continue reading

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December 1, 1959

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1959, 12 countries, including the United States and the USSR, signed a treaty that set aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, which would be free from military activity. Special hazard zones were also established … Continue reading

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