On this day in history.

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  1. scifan57

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    July 20, 1969;
    50 years ago today, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on another world when their Lunar Module Eagle touched down at Tranquility Base. Early the next morning, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on another world when he stepped off the Lunar Module onto the surface of the Moon.

    Relive the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Mission in Real Time!.

    50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Moon Landing Reminds America What It's Capable Of
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    There are actually very few photos of Neil Armstrong on the Moon. Most of the photos are of Buzz Aldrin, like this one. You can see Neil Armstrong reflected in Aldrin’s visor.
     
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    Jesse Owens Wins 4th Gold Medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics!

    The XIth Olympiad was held in Berlin in August of 1936 with Hitler hoping for a major propaganda boost w/ his German athletes; however, Jesse Owens (1913-1980), an Afro-American track star deflated Adolph's 'balloon head'! Below just the first two paragraphs from the History Website - check the link for much more, if interested.

    My now departed father-in-law, an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan (my alma mater) was a spectator in 1935 when Owens astounded the sports world at the Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor (first quote below). In 2016, the movie Race was released which portrays Owens performance in the Big Ten track meet and also at the 1936 Olympics - own as a BD and highly recommended. Dave :)

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    August 13, 1961;
    East Germany began constructing what became known as the Berlin Wall to prevent citizens from fleeing to West Berlin. Berlin Wall - Wikipedia
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    Checkpoint Charlie
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    Map of divided Berlin.
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