07/22/19 – Do you know what happened on July 20, 1969?

CURRENT EVENTS

Apollo 11

Left to right: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969.

Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth.

Command module pilot Michael Collins flew the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon’s surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface at a site they named Tranquility Base before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit. (Source: Wikipedia)

BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Origin of Species

By Charles Darwin

So far I am on page 85 of this book. It isn’t exactly very easy reading, but it is an important book and I thought I should read it.

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Medici: Masters of Florence

Netflix Season 1

I’ve watched four episodes of Season One and found this series to be very well done.

A political family drama set in Florence in the early 15th century. Cosimo de’ Medici finds himself at the helm of his supremely wealthy, banking dynasty family, when his father, Giovanni dies suddenly.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I’m a Believer

By The Monkees

ART OF THE WEEK

The Field Gallery

Cape Cod

I was at in Cape Cod back in 2006 and came across this Gallery with their interesting statutes. 

The Field Gallery offers a comfortable, supportive, ever-changing exhibition environment, featuring contemporary art by both emerging and established artists. Founded in 1970, the gallery hosts three spaces with rotating exhibits of paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more. Outside, the large field is home to the whimsical sculptures of Field Gallery founder Thomas Maley, the modern stone sculptures of Lew French and many others. We continue to host an impressive group of more than 25 talented artists all with an island connection and endless Vineyard charm.

The Field is one of three locations in the Granary Gallery Family. Be sure to also visit the Granary in West Tisbury and North Water in Edgartown. Each gallery reflects the unique and diverse personality of the Island, our artists, staff and, our customers. A warm welcome by our knowledgeable staff awaits your arrival. (Source: The Field Gallery)

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Neil Armstrong

Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.

A graduate of Purdue University, Armstrong studied aeronautical engineering with his college tuition paid for by the U.S. Navy. He became a midshipman in 1949, and a naval aviator the following year.

He saw action in the Korean War, flying the Grumman F9F Panther from the aircraft carrier USS Essex. After the war, he completed his bachelor’s degree at Purdue and became a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in the second group, which was selected in 1962. He made his first spaceflight as command pilot of Gemini 8 in March 1966, becoming NASA’s first civilian astronaut to fly in space. During this mission with pilot David Scott, he performed the first docking of two spacecraft; the mission was aborted after Armstrong used some of his re-entry control fuel to stabilize a dangerous roll caused by a stuck thruster. During training for Armstrong’s second and last spaceflight as commander of Apollo 11, he had to eject from the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle moments before a crash.

On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Apollo 11 Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin became the first people to land on the Moon, and the next day spent two and a half hours outside the spacecraft while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit in the command module. When Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface, he famously said: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

If you are young, you may not get this joke.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Stress is incredibly harmful to you.

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

It seems so many ladies like a bouquet of red flags.

LEARNING TRAITS

It is wonderful to study and learn things; however, if you don’t put what you learn to actual use, what is the point.

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Do you believe reading can seriously damage your ignorance?

Yes  88.24%  (15 votes) 

No  11.76%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 17

Do you believe in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution?

Yes  70.59%  (12 votes)

I’m really not familiar with his theory  17.65%  (3 votes)

No  11.76%  (2 votes)

Total Votes: 17
How long has it been since you worked out in a gym?

Within a week  36.84%  (7 votes) 

Within 20 years  21.05%  (4 votes) 

More than 20 years ago  21.05%  (4 votes) 

Within a year  10.53%  (2 votes) 

Within five years  10.53%  (2 votes) 

Within a month  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 19

Do you think people who receive things that they did not work for, appreciate the effort that went into supplying them with those same things?

No  94.12%  (16 votes) 

Yes  5.88%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 17

Book

If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00

However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

17 thoughts on “07/22/19 – Do you know what happened on July 20, 1969?

  1. I love your fun polls and your sense of humor. I’m gonna show Dear Husband the Alice Kramden joke. The Honeymooners is one of his fave classic shows. Me, I’m an Addams Family and Kolchak The Night Stalker kind of gal.

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      • I saw the tryout in Chicago. Here is Wikipedia on the play:

        The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Although numerous film and television adaptations of Addams’ cartoons exist, the musical is the first stage show based on the characters.[2] The Addams Family is also the first show produced by Elephant Eye Theatricals.[3]

        After a tryout in Chicago in 2009,[4] the musical opened on Broadway in April 2010. The original cast featured Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia.[5] The production closed on December 31, 2011.

        A revised national tour of North America began in September 2011. The production won numerous awards including the Drama League Award and Drama Desk Award, as well as the Chicago production winning the Jeff Award, and was nominated for several others.

        The UK premiere of The Addams Family was announced on 5 September 2016, and opened at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre in Edinburgh in April 2017 before embarking on a major UK tour.

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  2. I got a kick out of the Alice Cramden joke! Only old people like me will remember “The Honeymooners,”
    and Ralph’s frequent verbal threats to his wife. Thanks, Wm. judy

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    • Thank you for commenting Judy. I thought the Alice Cramden joke was pretty funny given the anniversary of the moon landing, so I had to use it realizing only a few of us would get the joke.

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  3. So enjoy your blog. I’m old enough to have witnessed most of it. I worked in P/R in L.A. years ago and represented the former Monkeys who had formed a group. They insisted we meet at the Monkey cage at the L.A. Zoo. Chuckle. Cheers….

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