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Midnight Train to Georgia | 1942 A group of African American women waiting for their trains at the Pennsylvania railroad station, New York City, 1942. Sepia tone (original b). by Black History Album, via Flickr

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10:56 p.m. EDT, July 20, 1969... Neil Armstrong - "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." ☀

Hawaii the 50th state of the union. | 1959 Hawaii Statehood (joined the Union on August 21, 1959), and is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands.

United 93 from Newark bound to San Fransisco, crashed in a field outside of Shanksville, PA. at 10:13 am after a scuffle between hijackers and passengers and crew. United 93 is the only hijacked flight that failed to reach it's intended target that day.

Mar. 26, 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk announces a new vaccine against polio.

The Falklands War began on Friday 2 April 1982, when Argentine forces invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. The British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force, and retake the islands by amphibious assault. The resulting conflict lasted 74 days and ended with the Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982, which returned the islands to British control.

On July 18, 1969 Mary Jo Kopechne was a passenger of U.S. Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy when he accidentally drove his car off a bridge and into a tidal channel on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. Kennedy swam free and left the scene, not reporting within nine hours, but Kopechne died in the vehicle. The events surrounding Kopechne's death damaged Kennedy's reputation and are regarded as a major reason that he was never able to mount a successful campaign for President of the U.S.

Mar. 14, 1972, Burt Reynolds becomes the first male nude centerfold when the April edition of Cosmopolitan magazine hit the newsstands.

Gettysburg Battlefield, Pennsylvania