Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole 100 years ago, too late for glory and doomed to die on ice. Was he a tragic hero or a bumbling fool?
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Prince Albert, husband to Queen Victoria, died on this day 150 years ago. He was only 42 years old and left behind a widow with nine children.
Queen Elizabeth II of Britain has been queen for 21,645 days, making her second only to Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch in 1,000 years of British history.
She just surpassed the reign of King George III, who was on the throne from 1760 until 1820.