On this day in history.

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    Lol.
    They would have problems deciding which Rome to burn down, nowadays. ;-)
     
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    July 20, 1969: Apollo 11 successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon almost 7 hours later.
     
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    July 22, 1933: Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15,596 miles (25,099 km) in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.



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    Wow, that seems recent in my head but a long time ago in reality! I wonder when they will clone the first baby? If they ever do. I hope not. I read a book recently that makes me think cloning sentient beings could have as good and as bad results as the Atom Bomb.
     
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    July 28, 1851: Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph



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    The photograph was made by Busch and Berkowski, at the Royal Observatory in Königsberg, Prussia. It shows a slight but distinct impression of the corona during the total eclipse. The daguerreotype uses a 84 second exposure and is taken shortly after the beginning of totality.
     
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    You bet, I was standing in the crowds quite close to the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand. There were no huge screens on which to watch things, but we still enjoyed a great atmosphere which lifted twice, as the procession went to St Paul's, and then returned. In between, we listened to the commentary and service on transistor radios which some folk had brought with them.

    I used 3 rolls of 35mm film, capturing the occasion on colour slides.

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    My mother had turned on the TV to watch it. I saw parts of the broadcast. It was exciting for us as well, although we certainly can't imagine what it is like for you who were involved.
     
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