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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 9, 1969
    Neil Armstrong

    The official announcement of Apollo 11

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 9, 1969

    The crew of Apollo 11 was officially announced on January 9, 1969, as Armstrong, Collins, and Aldrin, with Lovell, Anders, and Fred Haise as the backup crew.




  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 20, 1969
    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Day for Rejoicing

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 20, 1969

    On January 20, 1969, the day Nixon was inaugurated as President, Eisenhower issued a statement praising his former vice president and calling it a "day for rejoicing".




  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Friday Mar 28, 1969
    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Death

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Friday Mar 28, 1969

    On the morning of March 28, 1969, Eisenhower died in Washington, D.C., of congestive heart failure at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, at age 78. The following day, his body was moved to the Washington National Cathedral's Bethlehem Chapel, where he lay in repose for 28 hours.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Mar 31, 1969
    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Funeral

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Mar 31, 1969

    A state funeral service was conducted at the Washington National Cathedral on March 31.




  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 8, 1969
    Internet

    Host Software

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 8, 1969

    ARPANET development was centered around the Request for Comments (RFC) process, still used today for proposing and distributing Internet Protocols and Systems. RFC 1, entitled "Host Software", was written by Steve Crocker from the University of California, Los Angeles, and published on April 7, 1969. These early years were documented in the 1972 film Computer Networks: The Heralds of Resource Sharing.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 14, 1969
    Neil Armstrong

    The reason for choosing Armstrong to be the First

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 14, 1969

    A press conference on April 14, 1969, gave the design of the LM cabin as the reason for Armstrong's being first; the hatch opened inwards and to the right, making it difficult for the lunar module pilot, on the right-hand side, to exit first.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jul 20, 1969
    Richard Nixon

    The United States won The Race to Land Astronauts on The Moon

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jul 20, 1969

    After a nearly decade-long national effort, the United States won the race to land astronauts on the Moon on July 20, 1969, with the flight of Apollo 11. Nixon spoke with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during their moonwalk. He called the conversation "the most historic phone call ever made from the White House"


  • The Moon
    Monday Jul 21, 1969
    Neil Armstrong

    The Second human to walk on the Moon

    The Moon
    Monday Jul 21, 1969

    About 19 minutes after Armstrong's first step, Aldrin joined him on the surface, becoming the second human to walk on the Moon. They began their tasks of investigating how easily a person could operate on the lunar surface. Armstrong unveiled a plaque commemorating the flight, and with Aldrin, planted the flag of the United States.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Dec 6, 1969
    Internet

    4-node network was connected

    U.S.
    Saturday Dec 6, 1969

    By December 5, 1969, a 4-node network was connected by adding the University of Utah and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Building on ideas developed in ALOHAnet, the ARPANET grew rapidly.


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