In 1881, Lakota leader Sitting Bull surrendered to federal troops. In 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the Democratic presidential nomination for the fourth and final time. In 1969, Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11, became the first person to set foot on the Moon, followed by Buzz Aldrin. In 1976, Viking 1 landed on Mars and transmitted the first photos of the planet's surface. In 2015, the U.S. and Cuba reopened embassies in their respective countries, formally reestablishing diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961.
Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca) (1304-74), poet; Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), explorer/mountaineer; Frantz Fanon (1925-61), philosopher; Cormac McCarthy (1933- ), writer; Natalie Wood (1938-81), actress; Judy Chicago (1939- ), artist; Carlos Santana (1947- ), musician; Sandra Oh (1971- ), actress; Judy Greer (1975- ), actress; Gisele Bündchen (1980- ), model; Julianne Hough (1988- ), dancer/singer; Stephen Strasburg (1988- ), baseball player
In 1976, Hank Aaron hit his record 755th and final home run.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) gave Neil Armstrong and associates its Best Foreign Television Award in 1969 for their telecast from the Moon.
"Books have led some to learning, and others to madness, when they swallow more than they can digest." – Petrarch
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