July 20: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1773, Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada.
- In 1942, the first detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training.
- In 1960, the USSR recovered 2 dogs; the first living organisms to return from space.
- In 1969, in "one small step for man, one giant step for mankind", Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the moon.
- In 1976, the U.S. Viking robot spacecraft landed on Mars.
- Famous Birthdays:Elliot Richardson (US politician), Petrarch (Italian scholar and poet), Kim Carnes (singer), Carlos Santana (musician)
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