William Wordsworth is born, and Robert E. Peary reaches the North Pole.
Sun, Apr 07, 2013 at 7:00 AM
April 7, 1890: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
is born in Minneapolis. A newspaper reporter, she started her life's work at a time when most people are starting to think about retirement. Douglas was a tireless crusader to save the Florida Everglades, publishing the landmark book River of Grass in 1947.
April 7, 1909:
"The Pole at last
!" writes Arctic explorer Robert E. Peary (at right) in his journal. But his claim of being the first to reach the North Pole with a team of four others is disputed to this day.
Photo: NOAA Photo Library
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