July 20, 1969. Anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. Two US astronauts (Neil Alden Armstrong and Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr) landed lunar module Eagle at 4: 17 PM, EDT, and remained on the lunar surface 21 hours, 36 minutes and 16 seconds. The landing was made from the Apollo XI’s orbiting command-and-service module, code-named Columbia, whose pilot, Michael Collins, remained aboard. Armstrong was first to set foot on the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin were outside the spacecraft, walking on the moon’s surface, approximately 2 ¼ hours. The astronauts returned to Earth July 24, bringing photographs and rock samples.
Today is Monday, 20 July 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:
Genealogy Items of Note
- Today: Locust Plague of 1874 Anniversary, Moon Day – 46th Anniversary, Riot Act of 1715 – 300th Anniversary, and Special Olympics founded – Anniversary.