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BBC ON THIS DAY | 21 | 1969: Man takes first steps on the Moon

<b>1969: Man takes first steps on the Moon</b><p>American Neil Armstrong has become the first man to walk on the Moon.<p>The astronaut stepped onto the Moon's surface, in the Sea of Tranquility, at 0256 GMT, nearly 20 minutes after first opening the hatch on the Eagle landing craft.<p>Armstrong had earlier …

On This Day: Wiley Post, American Badass, Flies Around the World

The first solo airborne circumnavigation of the globe ended on this day in 1933.<p><i>Wiley Post traveling down Broadway, New York, on August 1, 1933, to his official reception after completing his first solo flight around the world. Credit: Getty Images</i>.<p>It's easy to look back on the heroic earlier days …

Oil & Gas Industry

John Dillinger's death

Twenty-three people died of the heat on this date, but the death that drew the most attention was that of a 31-year-old Indiana man who, on his birthday a month earlier, had been declared Public Enemy No. 1 by the FBI.<p>At the time of his death, handsome, daring bank robber John Herbert Dillinger was …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 23 | 1986: Prince Andrew weds Sarah Ferguson

<b>1986: Prince Andrew weds Sarah Ferguson</b><p>Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson have married at Westminster Abbey.<p>Thousands of people lined the streets of London and a worldwide TV audience of 500 million tuned in to catch a glimpse of the pageantry.<p>Miss Ferguson arrived at the 900-year-old church at 1130 …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 25 | 1943: Italian dictator Mussolini quits

<b>1943: Italian dictator Mussolini quits</b><p>The Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini, is reported to have stepped down as head of the armed forces and the government.<p>King Victor Emmanuel has assumed control of the army and issued a statement saying his country would "through the valour of her troops and …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 27 | 1996: Bomb rocks Atlanta Olympics

<b>1996: Bomb rocks Atlanta Olympics</b><p>A bomb has exploded at a crowded concert in Atlanta, Georgia, the city hosting this year's Olympic Games.<p>Two people are reported to have been killed and firefighting officials say as many as 200 people may have been injured.<p>The explosion happened at 0125 local time …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 28 | 1965: US orders 50,000 troops to Vietnam

<b>1965: US orders 50,000 troops to Vietnam</b><p>President Johnson has commited a further 50,000 US troops to the conflict in Vietnam.<p>Monthly draft calls will increase from 17,000 to 35,000 - the highest level since the Korean War, when between 50,000 and 80,000 men were called up each month.<p>It will take …

How the Guardian reported the first world war: War declared by Austria

Austria has declared war upon Servia. An unconfirmed report says Austro-Hungarian troops have invaded Servia by crossing the River Save at Mitrovitz. Two Servian steamers have been seized on the Danube.<p>In Vienna it is believed that Montenegro, which stands with her Serb sister state, is mobilising, …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 29 | 1981: Charles and Diana marry

<b>1981: Charles and Diana marry</b><p>Crowds of 600,000 people filled the streets of London to catch a glimpse of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on their wedding day.<p>The couple were married at St Paul's Cathedral before an invited congregation of 3,500 and an estimated global TV audience of 750 …

The life and death of Vincent van Gogh

<i>The following script is from "The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh" which originally aired on Oct. 16, 2011 and was rebroadcast on July 29, 2012.</i> …

Vincent Van Gogh

The first detailed Moon photo was taken 50 years ago today

Until 50 years ago today, we had never seen exactly what the Moon's surface looked like. As the Space Race heated up, NASA launched the first Ranger probe in 1961, intending to capture photographs and scout the way forward for a human landing. But a rocket on Ranger 1 failed to fire, sending the …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 1 | 1944: Uprising to free Warsaw begins

<b>1944: Uprising to free Warsaw begins</b><p>The Polish Home Army has begun a battle to liberate Warsaw, the first European capital to fall to the Germans nearly five years ago.<p>At 1700 local time, the code signal "Tempest" was given and there was a wave of explosions and rifle fire throughout the …

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