July 20, 1969 – Armstrong walks on moon

July 20, 1969 – Armstrong walks on moon

At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, nearly 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to millions listening and watching on television at home: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’

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July 20, 1973 – Bruce Lee dies at age 32

July 20, 1973 – Bruce Lee dies at age 32

On this day in 1973, the actor and martial-arts expert Bruce Lee dies in Los Angeles at age 32 from a brain edema possibly caused by a reaction to a prescription painkiller.

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July 20, 1933 – Acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy is born

July 20, 1933 – Acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy is born

On this day in 1933, best-selling novelist Cormac McCarthy, whose books include “All the Pretty Horses,” “No Country for Old Men” and “The Road,” which won the Pulitzer Prize, is born in Providence, Rhode Island.

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