Today’s Date: Svend sees the light of day

July 5th, 2016

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Svend Lauge Koch, a well-known Danish geologist and Arctic explorer (photo: Achton Friis)

On this day in 1892, Svend Lauge Koch, one of Denmark’s most famous geologists and explorers, was born in Kærby near Kalundborg in west Zealand. Koch led a total of 24 government-funded expeditions to Greenland from 1920 to the late 1950s. Among his many discoveries was the oldest known tetrapod fossil in history during a three-year expedition from 1931-34.


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