On this day in 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. Come to find out, it's not made of cheese. Conspiracy theorists be damned, I believe that we did it. If for no other reason than we were able to build the Saturn V rocket. What did getting to the moon accomplish? Well, there's a flag up there! I remember that scene in one of the superman movies where the bad guys landed on the moon and beat up the astronauts. Scary stuff!
On this day in 1973 actor Bruce Lee died at the age of 32. All actors who do their own stunts or fight scenes owe everything they have to this guy. He was actually born in San Francisco, while his father was on tour as an opera singer, but moved back to China at a very young age. His major US film debut Enter the Dragon was released one month after his untimely death.
On this day in 1944 an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler fails after the bomb used in the plot is unintentionally moved from underneath the Fuhrer. Codenamed Valkyrie, the plot was thought up by Col Claus von Stauffenberg who was able to gain support for his plan throughout the German high command. They were aware that fighting the war on two fronts was suicidal and destined to fail. It was felt that if they could just kill Hitler than the war would soon end.