Robert Falcon Scott

Antarctic Explorer Robert Falcon Scott

Robert Falcon Scott CVO was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13. During this second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition.
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Birthday
06 June 1868
Death Place
Antarctica

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Natural gas explosion causes 3-alarm fire at Encinitas McDonald's - SignOnSanDiego.com
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Employees called 911 to report the explosion about 8:25 pm, said Encinitas Fire Marshal Robert Scott. Four customers and at least four employees were inside at the time, Scott said. All were able to get out safely. About 50 firefighters responded from
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New Landing Zone coming to you - Commando
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"I'm now looking at what can I provide for programming that is going to be family oriented," said Robert Scott, 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, community center director. "It's not to say that I'm getting rid of Airmen programs,
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J. Robert Scott strengthens FS practice - The Grapevine Online
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Based in New York, Douglas Mann will be taking up the new role at J. Robert Scott. Mann will focus on the insurance sector within the practice, working closely with Roderick Haire in the organisation's Hong Kong office to grow the practice on a global
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Dallas Morning News: Duncan flat-out lied about Texas education - Hot Air
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In a column that appeared in yesterday's newspaper, Jones prints the response to Duncan from Robert Scott, Texas' education chief, but not before getting in a few shots himself at Duncan's “lies”: We shouldn't hear lies come out of the mouth of the
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Homeowner's legal fate in the hands of Justice Robert Scott - Belleville Intelligencer
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Justice Robert Scott is scheduled to release his verdict Aug. 26. He will also be deciding the fate of John Huang, 45, who served as the real estate agent who aided the purchase of nine of the 11 local properties hit during Project Industrious,
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County schools make grade - San Angelo Standard Times
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Many districts and campuses, however, have a lower rating than in 2010, in part thanks to Education Commissioner Robert Scott's decision to ban use of the controversial Texas Projection Measure to calculate the ratings. The annual ratings, which are ... - -
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With the state budget leaders proposing to cut as much as $10 billion from public education to help close a state budget gap of between $15 and $27 billion, Education Commissioner Robert Scott warned hundreds of school administrators
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Officers: Businessman Used Customer's Credit Card To Pay His Bills - WSOC Charlotte
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Detective Sgt. Rick Gutierrez of the Marion Police Department charged Robert Scott Cowart, 37, of Kathy Street in Marion with 19 felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense, three felony counts of financial card fraud and one felony count of
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Collinwood Man Charged With Injecting Heroin Into Ex-Lawrenceburg Girlfriend - WDXE
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Police have charged Robert Scott Gibbs with the crime and he is being held without bond in the county jail until a August 5th hearing date. The 49 year old victim was found by unconscious by a family member and was rushed to Crockett Hospital
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THE TEXAS TRIBUNE; Change in Rating Formula Creates Anxiety in Schools
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On Friday, the Texas Education Agency will publicly release its annual accountability ratings for the state's 1,000-plus school districts. School officials always eye this day with nervous anticipation, but this year many are feeling more than a twinge of dread. This will be the first year the official ratings -- which categorize schools as
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Education panel OKs science materials - Austin American-Statesman
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State Board of Education Commissioner Robert Scott hopes to find common ground on a contested submission on evolution. On Friday, the State Board of Education took a final vote on new science materials that reflect a controversial curriculum standard ... - -
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    FORTIES
  • 1912
    Age 43
    Meteorologist Susan Solomon's 2001 account The Coldest March ties the fate of Scott's party to the extraordinarily adverse Barrier weather conditions of February and March 1912 rather than to personal or organisational failings and, while not entirely questioning any criticism of Scott, Solomon principally characterizes the criticism as the "Myth of Scott as a bungler".
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    The bodies of Scott and his companions were discovered by a search party on 12 November 1912 and their records retrieved.
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    On the return journey from the Pole, Scott reached the 82.30°S meeting point for the dog teams, three days ahead of schedule, noting in his diary for 27 February 1912 "We are naturally always discussing possibility of meeting dogs, where and when, etc.
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    By 4 January 1912, the last two four-man groups had reached 87° 34′ S. Scott announced his decision: five men (Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans) would go forward, the other three (Teddy Evans, William Lashly and Tom Crean) would return.
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    During the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912 after Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition.
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  • 1911
    Age 42
    Scott outlined his plans for the southern journey to the entire shore party, leaving open who would form the final polar team, according to their performance during the polar travel. Eleven days before Scott's teams set off towards the pole, Scott gave the dog driver Meares the following written orders at Cape Evans dated 20 October 1911 to secure Scott's speedy return from the pole using dogs:
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    However, during the 1911 winter Scott's confidence increased; on 2 August, after the return of a three-man party from their winter journey to Cape Crozier, Scott wrote, "I feel sure we are as near perfection as experience can direct".
  • 1910
    Age 41
    Arriving in Melbourne, Australia in October 1910, Scott received a telegram from Amundsen stating: "Beg leave to inform you Fram proceeding Antarctic Amundsen", possibly indicating that Scott faced a race to the pole.
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    On 15 June 1910, Scott's ship Terra Nova, an old converted whaler, set sail from Cardiff, south Wales.
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  • 1909
    Age 40
    Their only child, Peter Markham Scott, born 14 September 1909, was to found the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
    In the middle of 1909 Scott realised that motors were unlikely to get him all the way to the Pole, and decided additionally to take horses (based on Shackleton's near success in attaining the Pole, using ponies), and dogs and skis after consultation with Nansen during trials of the motors in Norway in March 1910.
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    Shackleton returned from the Antarctic having narrowly failed to reach the Pole, and this gave Scott the impetus to proceed with plans for his second Antarctic expedition. On 24 March 1909, he had taken the Admiralty-based appointment of naval assistant to the Second Sea Lord which placed him conveniently in London.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1908
    Age 39
    However, Scott's persistence was rewarded and, on 2 September 1908, at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, the wedding took place.
  • 1907
    Age 38
    Scott, who because of his Discovery fame had entered Edwardian society, first met Kathleen Bruce early in 1907 at a private luncheon party.
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    Finally, to end the impasse, Shackleton agreed, in a letter to Scott dated 17 May 1907, to work to the east of the 170° W meridian and therefore to avoid all the familiar Discovery ground.
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  • 1906
    Age 37
    By early 1906, Scott had sounded out the RGS about the possible funding of a future Antarctic expedition.
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    Scott's next few years were crowded. For more than a year he was occupied with public receptions, lectures and the writing of the expedition record, The Voyage of the Discovery. In January 1906, he resumed his full-time naval career, first as an Assistant Director of Naval Intelligence at the Admiralty and, in August, as flag-captain to Rear-Admiral Sir George Egerton on.
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  • 1903
    Age 34
    At the end of the expedition it took the combined efforts of two relief ships and the use of explosives to free Discovery from the ice. His insistence during the expedition on Royal Navy formalities had made for uneasy relations with the merchant navy contingent, many of whom departed for home with the first relief ship in March 1903.
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  • 1901
    Age 32
    Eventually, however, Markham's view prevailed; Scott was given overall command, and was promoted to the rank of commander before Discovery sailed for the Antarctic on 6 August 1901.
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  • 1899
    Age 30
    Early in June 1899, while home on leave, he had a chance encounter in a London street with Clements Markham, who was now knighted and President of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), and learned for the first time of an impending Antarctic expedition with the Discovery, under the auspices of the RGS.
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    Before his appointment to lead the Discovery Expedition, Scott had followed the conventional career of a naval officer in the Royal Navy. In 1899, he had a chance encounter with Sir Clements Markham, the president of the Royal Geographical Society, thus learning of a planned Antarctic expedition, and soon volunteered to lead this expedition.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1894
    Age 25
    In 1894, while serving as torpedo officer on the depot ship, Scott learned of the financial calamity that had overtaken his family.
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  • 1889
    Age 20
    According to Huntford, Scott "disappears from naval records" for eight months, from mid-August 1889 until 26 March 1890.
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    During the research for his dual biography of Scott and Roald Amundsen, polar historian Roland Huntford investigated a possible scandal in Scott's early naval career, related to the period 1889–90 when Scott was a lieutenant on.
    His career progressed smoothly, with service on various ships and promotion to lieutenant in 1889.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1888
    Age 19
    In March 1888 Scott passed his examinations for sub-lieutenant, with four first class certificates out of five.
  • 1887
    Age 18
    On this occasion, 1 March 1887, Markham observed Midshipman Scott's cutter winning that morning's race across the bay.
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  • 1883
    Age 14
    In July 1883, Scott passed out of Britannia as a midshipman, seventh overall in a class of 26.
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  • 1881
    Age 12
    Having passed these exams Scott, began his naval career in 1881, as a cadet, aged only 13 years old.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1868
    Born
    Scott was born on 6 June 1868, the third child out of six and elder son of John Edward and Hannah (née Cuming) Scott of Stoke Damerel, near Devonport.
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