1908 – He and 23 men set off from New York City aboard the Roosevelt under the command of Captain Robert Bartlett on the 6th of July. 1856 – Born in the Pittsburgh area town of Cresson, Pennsylvania on the 6th of May.
1881 – He was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Navy on the 26th of October.
1886 – Peary made several expeditions to the Arctic.
1891 – Exploring Greenland by dog sled.
1898-1905 – Peary made several attempts to reach the North Pole.
1911 – Peary was promoted to Rear Admiral and given the thanks of Congress by a special act on the 30th of March.
1920 – Died in Washington, D.C. on the 20th of February and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.