Buzz Aldrin photographed this bootprint about an hour into their lunar extra-vehicular activity, as part of investigations into the soil mechanics of the lunar surface.
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Today in History in 1881 Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull surrendered to US federal troops; in 1917 WW I draft lottery was held with #258 being drawn first; and in 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo11 become first men on the Moon.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1881 - Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to US federal troops
1890 - Snow & hail in Calais, Maine
1917 - WW I draft lottery held; #258 is 1st drawn
1921 - Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson became the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives.
1944 - US President FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Dem convention
1954 - Armistice for Indo-China signed, Vietnam separates into North & South
1964 - 1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan & Dean's "Surf City"
1968 - Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
1969 - 1st men on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11
1976 - US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
1976 - Hank Aaron hits 755th & last home run off Angels Dick Drago
1984 - Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America
1985 - Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha
2012 - 12 people are killed and 59 injured after a gunman opens fire at a Dark Knight movie premier in Aurora, Colorado
356 BC - Alexander the Great, Pella Macedon, Macedonian king and military leader, (d. 323 BC)
1822 - Gregor Mendel, Austrian Empire, monk/geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), (d. 1884)
1893 - George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
1919 - Edmund Hillary, Auckland NZ, Explorer and Mountaineer (1st to scale Mt Everest with Tenzing Norgay), (d. 2008)
1920 - Elliot L Richardson, Attorney General (1973)/Sec of Defense (1973)