Where did Robert Peary place an American flag in 1909?
Answer: Robert Edwin Peary is best known for claiming to be the first person to reach the geographic North Pole. An officer in the United States Navy, it was Commander Peary’s eighth attempt to reach the pole in two decades of exploring arctic regions. After losing a total of eight toes from years of Arctic conditions, Peary finally made peace with God by placing the American flag at the Earth’s northernmost point. It is now suspected that he may have been 30 to 60 miles short of the Pole, but is still credited with the achievement.