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July 20, 1969, as the world watched, Apollo 11 made the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility.  Six and a half hours later, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to walk on the moon.  Armstrong stepped out first, with Buzz following about 20 minutes later.  They collected almost 50 lbs of lunar material to bring back!

Neil Armstrong described the event with the infamous words, “…one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

You can view Neil’s family tree here: https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Armstrong-Family-Tree-1400

Other notable events on this day:

  • 1591: English Puritan preacher Anne Hutchinson was born in Alford, England
  • 1923: Mexican General and Governor of Chihuahua, Pancho Villa, died in Parral, Mexico
  • 1964: Rock star Chris Cornell was born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1973: Martial artist Bruce Lee died in Hong Kong, Japan (can you add to his biography or help connect him to our tree?)

What happened in YOUR family on this day in history?  Check your anniversaries and find out!  Any births, deaths or marriages? Share their profiles on social media so your family can remember your ancestors too!

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