On this day:

1969 Apollo 11 lands on the Moon carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin

1976 Viking I became the first American spacecraft to succesfully land on Mars

Born on this day:

1919 Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, explorer

1929 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor, producer and director, born in Sialkot, Punjab

Gone on this day:

1937 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor, developed Marconi’s law, Nobel Prize laureate