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This Day in History, 1969

Carol MannForty years ago today, on July 20, 1969, golfer Carol Mann won the LPGA Danbury Lady Carling Golf Open. Mann, who was born in Buffalo, NY, on February 3, 1941, racked up 38 tour victories during her career, including the US Women’s Open in 1965. Last year, she was named Golf’s First Lady by the LPGA.

The same day in 1969, US Astronauts became the first people to land on the moon. Here’s how it was reported by CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite, who passed away this past Friday, July 17, 2009 at the age of 92.

Those who remember the lunar landing, remember it as a turning point in human history—a time when anything seemed possible. Soon, mankind was dreaming of even bigger things, like playing golf on the moon.

Many young people today have no idea what an extraordinary accomplishment the moon landing was to the country, and to the world.

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Still others claim it was all a hoax.