July 20

This Day in History

1999

China Banishes Falun Gong

On this day in 1999, the popular Chinese spiritual movement Falun Gong was banned in the People's Republic of China, initiating a large-scale crackdown on the practice. Falun Gong, also called Falun … (more...)

1985

Underwater Jackpot Discovered

There can be few more remarkable nautical finds than that of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha, on this day in 1985. The wreck of the Spanish galleon, lost in the depths of the Florida Straits for over 350 … (more...)

1969

Armstrong walks on moon

At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, nearly 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to millions listening and watching on television at home: "That's one small step for man, one … (more...)

1969

The Eagle Has Landed – Man on the Moon

The world sat electrified in front of millions of television sets as grainy black and white imagery recorded and transmitted one of the most sensational events in human history - the first man on the … (more...)