Manly Birthday: Adolphus Greely

3/27/1844 ¬†American Polar explorer, US Army officer, Medal of Honor recipient. On an expedition to the North Pole, embarking on the ship Proteus, Greely lost 19 of his 25-man crew to…¬†starvation, drowning, hypothermia, and one from an execution that he ordered. The survivors were declared heroes, albeit accusations of cannibalism when the food ran low. He was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

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