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  • North Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Sunday Jul 13, 1969

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    Sarawak Communist Organisation created the North Kalimantan People's Guerrilla Force

    North Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Sunday Jul 13, 1969

    To replace the decimated SPGF, the Sarawak Communist Organisation created the North Kalimantan People's Guerrilla Force at Nonok on 13 July 1969.




  • Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 1969

    Neil Armstrong

    Apollo 11 Launch

    Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 16, 1969

    A Saturn V rocket launched Apollo 11 from Launch Complex 39 site at the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969.




  • New Delhi, India
    Wednesday Jul 16, 1969

    Indira Gandhi

    Minister of Finance

    New Delhi, India
    Wednesday Jul 16, 1969

    On 17 July 1969, She became the Minister of Finance of India until 27 June 1970.




  • NASA Headquarters, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jul 20, 1969

    Richard Nixon

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

    NASA Headquarters, 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.




  • Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Jul 22, 1969

    Juan Carlos I

    The Spanish Parliament ratifie on Juan as The Prince of Spain

    Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Jul 22, 1969

    Franco decided to skip a generation and name Juan de Borbón's son, Prince Juan Carlos, as his personal successor. Franco hoped the young prince could be groomed to take over the nation while still maintaining the ultraconservative and authoritarian nature of his regime. In 1969, Juan Carlos was officially designated heir-apparent and was given the new title of Prince of Spain (not the traditional Prince of Asturias). As a condition of being named heir-apparent, he was required to swear loyalty to Franco's Movimiento Nacional, which he did with little outward hesitation. His choice was ratified by the Spanish parliament on 22 July 1969.




  • North Pacific Ocean
    Thursday Jul 24, 1969

    Neil Armstrong

    Return to Earth

    North Pacific Ocean
    Thursday Jul 24, 1969

    After they re-entered the LM, the hatch was closed and sealed. While preparing for the liftoff from the lunar surface, Armstrong and Aldrin discovered that, in their bulky space suits, they had broken the ignition switch for the ascent engine; using part of a pen, they pushed the circuit breaker in to activate the launch sequence. The Eagle then continued to its rendezvous in lunar orbit, where it docked with Columbia, the command and service module. The three astronauts returned to Earth and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, to be picked up by the USS Hornet.


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