On this day: April 24

POSTED: 02:13 PM PDT Apr 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 23, 2014 

The Library of Congress is established, spaceflight claims its first human casualty, the Unabomber kills his last victim, and South Korea clones a puppy, all on this day.

OTD April 24 - Shackleton
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1916: Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organize a rescue for the rest of the crew of the ship Endurance, which had become stuck in the ice and sunk before reaching Antarctica.

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