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On the Eighth Day of Christmas, TanisKnits Gave to Me…

Congratulations to winner Karen, with the correct answer of Roald Amundsen in 1911


How does it work? I’ll ask a random trivia question each day over the course of 12 days. Leave your answer in the comments section (and be sure to subscribe to my blog so your email address shows up and I can contact you) and a winner will be randomly chosen each day. Some of the prizes are digital this year, so readers from around the globe can participate, but be sure to check after each question if it is open to US or international readers onlyThe winner and answer will be posted on the original post the same day, around 10pm EST (it’s the only way I can stay on top of the winners, so post your answer before then!) and will be contacted via email. Interweave is generously sponsoring prizes this year, so sit back, answer some trivia and win some great prizes!

Today’s trivia question: Who was the first man to reach the South Pole on foot, and in what year?

Today’s winner will receive a free download of Knitting Daily TV, episode 1307, Boy Meets Girl, open to readers worldwide.

21 Comments Post a comment
  1. Renee #

    The first person who set foot on Antarctica is said to be the American John Davis, a sealer, who landed there on 7 February 1821

    December 16, 2014
  2. vicki #

    Norwegian Roald Amundsen 1911 dec 14th

    December 16, 2014
  3. Monica D. #

    Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen on 14 December 1911

    December 16, 2014
  4. Sharon H #

    Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen

    December 16, 2014
  5. Deborah Graham #

    Dec. 14, 1911: Roald Amundsen Becomes First Man to Reach South Pole

    December 16, 2014
  6. Dawn K #

    The first recorded modern person to set foot on the Antarctic continent was John Davis, a seal hunter out of New Haven, who made a landfall in Antarctica’s Hughes Bay in 1821.

    December 16, 2014
  7. Shing #

    Roald Amundsen Becomes First Man to Reach South Pole. On Dec. 14, 1911

    December 16, 2014
  8. Barbara B #

    Norwegian Roald Amundsen and his party on December 14, 1911.

    December 16, 2014
  9. Cathy #

    Roald Amundsen and his party on December 14, 1911.

    December 16, 2014
  10. Cheryl L. #

    Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen. He led the Antarctic expedition that saw the first men to reach the South Pole, on 14 December 1911.

    December 16, 2014
  11. Roald Amundsen

    December 16, 2014
  12. Ruth #

    Roald Amundsen, 12-14-11

    December 16, 2014
  13. Ruth C #

    Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his party reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911. Interestingly, George Gibbs, who was a member of our church in Rochester, MN, became the first African American to set foot on the continent of Antarctica on the Antarctic Peninsula as a member of Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd’s third Antarctic expedition on January 14, 1940! Our neighborhood elementary school is named in his memory.

    December 16, 2014
  14. Julie Spiegleman #

    Roald Amundsen, 1911

    December 16, 2014
  15. Lori #

    Roald Amundsen
    December 14, 1911

    December 16, 2014
  16. karen machado #

    Hi Tanis! That would be my great, great uncle Roald Amundsen on Dec. 14, 1911! My maiden name is Amundson – the last three letters in my last name were changed, due to some old family squabble. My family is justifiably proud of his accomplishments, especially since Scott usually gets a lot of his “glory.” But we hold no grudges- my baby brother is named Scott! Ha! Thanks for the fun trivia questions!

    December 16, 2014
  17. Roald Amundsen on 12-14-11

    December 16, 2014
  18. Anita Dodds #

    Roald Armundsen, a Norwegian in 1911.

    December 16, 2014
  19. jahknot #

    I think it was Ronald Amundsen

    December 16, 2014
  20. Joanne #

    Ronald Amundsen in 1911…wow Karen has a great family story to add to today’s 8th day of Christmas!

    December 16, 2014
  21. nan parker #

    Roald Amundsen on December 14, 1911.

    December 16, 2014

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