Amundsen – Discovered South Pole in Dec. 14, 1911.
Armstrong, Neil A. – (U.S.A.) First person to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969.
Cabot Sebastian – Discovered New Found land in 1497.
Columbus Christopher – Discovered America in 1492 and South America in 1498.
Copernicus – Discovered solar system in 1540. He propounded the astronomical system which bears his name.
Edmund Hillary – Conquered Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953, along with Sherpa Tenzing.
Ferdinand de Lesseps – Conceived the plan of the Suez Canal on which work was completed in 1969.
Henry Hundson – Discovered Hudson Bay in 1610.
Kepler – Discovered the laws of Planetary Motion in 1609.
Magellan – Sailed round the World in 1519.
Marco Polo – A Venetian Traveler who explored China (in 1272) India. South – eastern countries.
Peary, Robert – Discovered North Pole in 1909.
Tabei Mrs. Junko – She is first-ever woman to climb Mt. Everest on May 16, 1649.
Vasco-De-Gama – The Portuguese sailor rounded the Cape of Good Hope and discovered sea route to India and reached Calicut (now Khozikhode) in 1498.
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Created: Sat, Jan 16, 2010
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Author: Ajay Chadha
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