The nation's capital is founded, the world gets its first parking meter, Joltin' Joe sets an unbreakable record, and man heads to the moon, all on this day.
1872: Explorer Roald Amundsen, who led the Antarctic expedition that discovered the South Pole in December 1911 and he was the first expedition leader to undisputedly reach the North Pole in 1926, is born in Borge, Østfold, Norway.
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