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July 20th In Pop Culture History

1903 - The Ford Motor Company shipped its first car.

1938 - The United States Department of Justice filed suit in New York City against the motion picture industry charging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act in regards to the studio system.

1940 - California opened its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.

1960 - The Polaris missile was successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for the first time.

1963 - #1 Hit July 20, 1963 - August 2, 1963: Jan and Dean - Surf City

1968 - #1 Hit July 20, 1968 - August 2, 1968: Hugh Masekela - Grazing in the Grass

1969 - In a live transmission from the Moon was viewed by 720 million people around the world, with the landing of Apollo 11, at 10:56 p.m. EDT, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the surface of the Moon, live on international television.

1976 - The American Viking 1 spacecraft successfully landed on Mars.

1977 - The Central Intelligence Agency released documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments.

1982 - The Provisional IRA detonated two bombs in Hyde Park and Regent's Park in central London, killing eight soldiers, wounding forty-seven people, and killing seven horses.

1991 - #1 Hit July 20, 1991 - July 26, 1991: EMF - Unbelievable

1997 - The fully restored USS Constitution (a.k.a. Old Ironsides) celebrated its 200th birthday by setting sail again for the first time in 116 years.

2005 - Criss Angel Mindfreak debuted on A&E.

2012 - James Holmes opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and injuring 70 others.

2015 - The United States and Cuba resumed full diplomatic relations after five decades.

July 20th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Omar Epps (1973)
Josh Holloway (1969)
Sandra Oh (1971)
John Francis Daley (1985)
Carlos Santana (1947)
Natalie Wood (1938)
Gisele Bundchen (1980)
Diana Rigg (1939)
Julianne Hough (1988)
Elliott Yamin (1978)
Vitamin C (1969)

For a long time, people thought the moon was made out of cheese, which seemed obvious with holes they saw on it. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed, it turned out to be hard, like a rock.

Well, that's what happens when you leave cheese out.


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