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On This Day: Famous naval aviator, explorer Richmond Evelyn Byrd is born

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Published: Oct. 25, 2020 at 2:01 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - On this day in history: Oct. 25, 1888, famous naval aviator and explorer Richard Evelyn Byrd is born in Winchester.

Byrd was a pioneer who opened American’s eyes to the North and South Poles. He busted myths and paved way for aviation as we know it today.

Learn all about Byrd’s amazing life with the help of Sheldon Bart, the acting vice president at the American Polar Society in Episode 3 of Season 4 of the How We Got Here Podcast:

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