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Man on the Moon 45th Anniversary

July 20, 2014

Today is the 45th anniversary of the first time man (United States’ astronaut Neil Armstrong) walked on the moon.

I have fond memories of the event, though the importance has diminished over the years.

Having reported so much tragedy, most notably the assassination of John F. Kennedy, it is nice to recall the late CBS news anchor, Walter Cronkite saying “man on the moon” with a smile on his face.

1969 was also the year of Woodstock and the miracle New York Mets.

I recall visiting a nice uncle in the hospital and the Mets winning vs the expansion Montreal Expos that Sunday. Bobby Pfeil had a big role in the victory, in the second game of a doubleheader at Montreal’s quaint Jarry Park.

45 years later, the Mets will be playing the other National League expansion team from 1969, the San Diego Padres. The Expos are now the Washington Nationals.

All in all, nice memories of “man on the moon” on Sunday July 20, 1969.

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