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Eagle Landing


July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface. Six hours 39 minutes later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC; Buzz Aldrin joined him.

They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 21.5 kg of lunar material to bring back to Earth.

Command module pilot Michael Collins flew the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon’s surface.

Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21 hours 31 minutes on the lunar surface at a site they named Tranquility Base before lifting off to rejoin Columbia in lunar orbit.

Tim Brooke-Taylor

Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor OBE (born 17 July 1940) is an English actor. He became active in performing in comedy sketches while at Cambridge University, and became President of the Footlights club, touring internationally with the Footlights revue in 1964.

Becoming wider known to the public for his work on BBC Radio with I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again, he moved into television with At Last the 1948 Show working together with old Cambridge friends John Cleese and Graham Chapman.

He is most well known as a member of The Goodies, starring in the television series throughout the 1970s and picking up international recognition in Australia and New Zealand. He has also appeared as an actor in various sitcoms, and has been a panelist on ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’ for over 40 years.


Flying Twits

1916; in Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).

In  2006 Twitter is launched, becoming one of the largest social media platforms in the world.



In 1937 Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation on this day.



Supernova Higgs


In 1054 – A supernova, called SN 1054, is seen by Chinese Song dynasty, Arab, and possibly Amerindian observers near the star Zeta Tauri. For several months it remains bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula.

In 2012, the discovery of particles consistent with the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider is announced at CERN.