July 20th is a special day for things outta this world, as today we celebrate Moon Day and Space Exploration Day.
Welcome to day 202 of 366! We’re still 164 days away from celebrating the end of the year, but we’ve gotta look forward to something right?
July 20 was an incredibly special day for humankind when it comes to space exploration. Find out why and more with these awesome historical events that all happened on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to ever walk the moon? He then said the iconic “That’s one small step for (a) man; one giant leap for mankind.”
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about July 20th in history!
What memorable events happened on July 20 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington committed suicide aged 41.
Jane Asher broke up her engagement to Paul McCartney live on television.
The announcement was made on the BBC show “Dee Time,” and Asher said, “I haven’t broken it off, but it is broken off, finished. I know it sounds corny, but we still see each other and love each other, but it hasn’t worked out. Perhaps we’ll be childhood sweethearts and meet again and get married when we’re about 70.”
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Billy Mays? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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Unfortunately, July 20th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Chester Bennington was an American singer born on March 20, 1976. He died on this day in 2017, at age 41 in Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA.
Jul 20, 2017 (Age 41)
Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on July 20th throughout history.
That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
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On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first people to set foot on the moon. As a result, space Exploration Day was created to celebrate both this momentous event and all of our other achievements in space exploration.
National Moon Day
It may seem like “moons ago” since that momentous day when man first landed on the moon, but we still celebrate this historic event every year, and that particular day is today – National Moon Day.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Coca-Cola once owned all website URLs that can be read as ahh, all the way up to 62 h’s.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on July 20th all share the Cancer star sign.
Cancers always know when there’s a secret to be found. So they will try hard to get to the bottom of the story and often ask question after question.
For all of you born in July, your allocated birthstone is Ruby. Those holding this beautiful red ruby will be gifted with a long life bursting with love, passion and, romance.
If your birthday falls on July 20th, you would’ve likely been conceived around October 27th in the previous year.
Babies conceived on this day will likely be born around April 12th, 2025.