American History: July Anniversaries

July 4: Independence Day
July 8: Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence (1776)
July 20: Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong takes historic first steps on the moon (1969)
July 26: Congress establishes U.S. Post Office (1775)


Caption: Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours and 39 minutes later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later.

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