Its International Chess Day, Nap Day, National Fortune Cookie Day, National Lollipop Day and Moon Day (in honor of the moon landing back in 1969).

Those of you who are old enough will remember July 20th as the day in 1969, when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Today marks the 43rd anniversary of that historic event. Here's a look back at the giant leap we made for mankind:
Apollo XI had a crew of three: Mission commander Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin.
They blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:32am, Wednesday, July 16, 1969. Apollo XI reached the moon's orbit on Sunday, July 20. Aldrin and Armstrong then transferred into a lunar module for the final leg of the journey, and touched down on the moon at 4:18pm July 20.
Aldrin piloted the lunar module, which had just 40 seconds of fuel left when they landed.
Armstrong set foot on the surface more than six hours later, at 10:56pm.
The crew returned to Earth four days later, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Hawaii at 12:50pm, July 24. The last trip to the moon was on Apollo XVII in 1972.
Armstrong uttered these now-immortal words after he made history: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Communication was lost in the split second between "for" and "man," which is why many people think he said, "One small step for man."

Time to play Name That Moon!
What would you see if (insert any name) dropped his/her pants? (a full moon)
He was Lucy Carmichael's boss? (Mr. Mooney)
Frank Zappa named his daughter this? (Moon Unit)
Jim Carrey starred this 1999 comedy about Andy Kaufman? (Man On The Moon)
Cher won an Oscar for her role in this 1987 film that co-starred Nicolas Cage? (Moonstruck)
Thousands of teens get tans at night by _____!" (Moon Bathing)
Lucky Stars cereal has plenty of these? (Yellow Moons)
This Pink Floyd album become the longest charted album ever to appear on Billboard's Hot 200 albums chart? (Dark Side of the Moon)
Loise Chiles played Dr. Holly Goodhead in this 1979 James Bond thriller? (Moonraker)
She's a health therapist on NBC's sitcom "Frasier?" (Daphne Moon Crane)
This is a tasty graham cracker treat? (Moon Pie)
This 1961 number one hit was by the Marcels? (Blue Moon)
Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd starred in this 1985 TV series? (Moonlighting)
This was a 1969 top ten hit from Creedence Clearwater Revival? (Bad Moon Rising)
You wouldn't want to get caught making it? (Moonshine)


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