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Historical Events in My Lifetime

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Golda Meir: first female Prime Minister of Israel.


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On June 5, 1968, five years after his brother JFK was assassinated, Robert Kennedy was also killed. The scene was the Ambassador Hotel in LA. A crowd of supporters filled the hall. As Kennedy was led through a passageway to a near-by room, he was gunned down. Just like his brother’s assassination, there are many questions and conspiracies surrounding RFK’s murder. Now, a known eye witness says authorities changed her testimony and there was a 2nd shooter. The evidence seems to back up her story.

A lone fire engine where the World Trade Center collapsed following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Surrounding buildings were heavily damaged by the debris and massive force of the falling twin towers.

Sally Ride (First American Woman in space) has died after a 17-month long battle against pancreatic cancer. She became a household name after her historic flight on Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, and then used her high-profile to encourage kids, especially young girls, to pursue science, math, and engineering careers. Sally, you will be dearly missed.

9/11 - local NYC office workers watch the second plane crash into the World Trade Centre twin towers in New York.

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John Lennon shot dead (December 8, 1980)

"In Spring 1960, Ruby Bridges was one of several African-Americans in New Orleans to take a test to determine which children would be the first to attend integrated schools."

Footprint on the Moon [Lunar, 1969] On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong put his left foot on the rocky Moon. It was the first human footprint on the Moon. They had taken TV cameras with them. The first footprints on the Moon will be there for a million years. This photograph was taken by Buzz Aldrin.

Dan Rather reporting from Vietnam, 1966.


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The Napalm Girl, Vietnam 1972

July 21, 1969. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin depart the lunar surface in the Lunar Module ascent stage and dock with the Command Service Module in lunar orbit. Astronaut Michael Collins took this photograph of the approaching Lunar Module ascent stage from the Command Service Module before the spacecraft docked. NASA photo AS11-44-6642.

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July 21, 1961. Launch of Mercury-Redstone 4. Astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom becomes the second American in space. Photo credit: NASA (MSFC-6414824)

Street combat scene during the Tet Offensive, January 1968, Saigon. Two VC in the foreground, shot dead, one carrying an RPG, rocket unfired. Civilian casualty in the middle of the street. Civilians fleeing in the background.

This Day in History: Jul 20, 1969: Armstrong walks on moon

Released POWs 1973

This Apollo Lunar Sample Return Container (ALSRC) was used in July 1969 by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. It carried 21.8 kg (47.7 lbs) of lunar material back to Earth from the Sea of Tranquility.

ALSRC, Apollo Lunar Sample Return Container, Apollo 11 | National Air and Space Museum

The Queen and Edward Heath 3 Jan 1973 The Queen, Prime Minister Edward Heath and the Duke of Edinburgh (centre, background) in the foyer of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. They attended a gala launching 'Fanfare for Europe', the official festival marking Britain's entry into the Common Market.

July 24, 1969: Apollo 11 command module "Columbia" splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, returning astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins safely back to Earth. The spacecraft is on display in the "Milestones of Flight" gallery at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

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