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On this day in history. Where were you on 20th July, 1969

Updated on January 15, 2012

On this date in history

Believe it or not forty years have now passed since that first moon landing on this day 20Th of July 1969 Yes forty+ years. My god more than half a lifetime.

It was a very exciting time for me even though it was so long ago I remember it well. As a young boy interested in Space. This was popular for kids around my age at the time.

I remember clearly what I was doing that day. I was at Secondary School in West Yorkshire, England. My mother had recently left my father and took me and my sister Linda to live with her next husband. I was only eleven years old at the time. The Science teacher Mr Shimmin at Brampton Ellis Secondary School allowed us for the very first time to watch television whilst in school. We watched the landing on a small screen portable black and white screen which was quite snowy and fuzzy. I remember clearly like it was only yesterday the then United States President Richard Nixon placing a telephone call on air to the Astronauts on that Apollo mission. He spoke to Neil Armstrong and the rest of the crew on how historic the occasion was and it surely was. My imagination worked overtime envisioning that one day i would live on the moon.

What were the rest of you hubbers doing on that day ?


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      ralwus 8 years ago

      I was at home watching as Cronkite commented on a color TV, our first. I was 19 and it was mesmerizing, still is. thanks for sharing this

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      Barry Rutherford 8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      lol never mind !

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      ivanajohn 8 years ago from Poland

      Few years to early for me Barry!

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      Barry Rutherford 8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks Katie !

      Anyone else game enough to recall ?

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      KatieE39 8 years ago from Colorado

      I was to be born 3 1/2 months later. (-: That was quite a year!