Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July 21

July 21, 1969: Many area offices, including those of Xerox corporation, closed for the day to allow their employees time to recuperate after staying up until 10:56 pm the previous evening to watch the Apollo lunar landing on television.

Sources and further reading:
  1. Democrat and Chronicle: July 20, 2009; "Apollo 11 mission to moon captivated Rochester"; Bob Marcotte
(Image Source: NASA)

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