Byrd, Richard E

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Name
Byrd, Richard E Gender: M
born on 25 October 1888 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Winchester VA, USA, 39n11, 78w10
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 02°42' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°59 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 02°53'



Richard E Byrd

Biography

American military man, an aviator, navigator and adventurer who did more than any other to direct the exploration of Antarctica between 1928 and 1957. A Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, he was credited with being the first man, along with Floyd Bennett, to fly to the North Pole on 5/06/1926. His arctic base is described in his autobiography, "Alone," 1938.

Died on 3/11/1957, Boston, MA.

Researchers of Byrd's newly discovered flight diary, discovered in January 1996, say that he actually flew short of his goal and knew it at the time. Where he actually saw the pole from his plane, his diary disproves his claim that he reached it, and they may have turned back some 150 miles short. Byrd's disqualification would hand the title of "first person to reach the North Pole" to Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer who traveled over the pole in a dirigible three days after Byrd's air expedition, arriving there 5/12/1926.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Great Achievement 6 May 1925 (First (or second?) to fly over North Pole)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1938 (Alone)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 11 March 1957 (Age 68)
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  • Social : Secrets revealed January 1996 (Diary discovered)
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Source Notes

NAJ, 4/33, quotes his mom (Sabian Symbols No.158 gives 12:00 Noon)

Categories

  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Co-owner computer business)
  • Vocation : Computer : Programmer
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Rear Admiral in U.S. Navy)
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer (Explorer of Antarctica)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Flew over North Pole)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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