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Robert Peary Headstone Arlington Cemetery | by Brooklyn Bridge Baby
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Robert Peary Headstone Arlington Cemetery

Robert Edwin Peary (May 6, 1856 – February 20, 1920) was an American explorer who claimed to have been the first person, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole -- a claim that subsequently attracted much criticism and controversy, and is today widely doubted.

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