Sunday, November 18, 2007

This Day in History: November 18

I was surprised to find that an interesting article that referenced Antarctica because of an important date in history. This article tells of how today is not just the anniversary of Mickey Mouse's debut (he is almost 80 years old), but it is also the anniversary of Nataniel Palmer discovering Antarctica back in 1820. People had predicted that there must be a large land mass at the bottom of the globe to balance the top since ancient times, but it is actually quite recently that man first set eyes on the frozen continent.

Who knew that Mickey Mouse and Antarctica shared such the same day in history?

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