17 December 1903.

Thursday.

10:35am.

Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Orville Wright left the ground in a manned aircraft which was to be later called, The Wright Flyer.  Orville flew twelve seconds. Five men from the nearly Kill Devil Hills Life Guard Station were in attendance.

65 years later…

20 July 1969.

Sunday.

20:18 UTC.

The Moon

Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in the Apollo 11 spacecraft that was named, The Eagle.  An estimated 530 million people watched Armstrong’s televised image and heard his voice describe the event as he took “…one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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