July 20 - 1969 - Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Land on the Moon

Conspiracy theories aside, the Apollo 11 mission's successful lunar landing is more than a well-known event. It is a piece of American iconography and general knowledge. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became household names for walking on the moon. An image of the men on the surface even became MTV's first logo. All of this can make the astonishing feat seem ordinary. It was actually incredible, and humans haven't repeated it since 1972.

William Floyd