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  1. Baseball player Gaylord Perry's manager once remarked that "They'll put a man on the moon before he hits a home run.". On July 20, 1969, just an hour after the Apollo 11 spacecraft carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, Perry hit the first home run of his career

  2. 'Dog Days' of summer are actually defined as the period from July 3 through Aug. 11 when the Dog Star, Sirius, rises in conjunction (or nearly so) with the sun

  3. In 1920, The New York Times ridiculed Robert H. Goddard and claimed that rockets could not function in space. On July 17, 1969, a day after the Apollo 11 launch, NYT formally acknowledged their error

  4. Skylab, the first U.S. space station, cost $2.2 billion but was occupied for only 6 months of its 6 years in orbit. It was damaged during launch and eventually fell to Earth on July 11, 1979. The debris fell on western Australia, and the Shire of Esperance fined NASA A$400 for littering.

  5. In July 2007, convenience store chain 7-Eleven converted 11 of its stores in the United States and one in Canada (Coquitlam) into Kwik-E-Marts to promote The Simpsons Movie.

  6. The first national flag design with 11 stars was in use from July 2nd, 1861 until November 28th, 1861.

  7. Female gives birth to 8 to 11 live babies in July. Pregnancy lasts 3 months. Baby lizards develop in the eggs inside the mother's body, hence the name - viviparous lizard. Viviparous lizards are dark brown in color at birth.

  8. In Cherokee, Oklahoma, 11 July 1909: at 3:00 in the morning, a heat burst reportedly caused the temperature to rise briefly to 57.8 °C (136.0 °F), desiccating crops in the area.

  9. 11 July 1995 was the start of the Srebrenica Massacre, when units of the Bosnian Serb army and Serbian paramilitary violated a UN designated safe zone and slaughtered or forcefully relocated thousands of Bosniak Muslims sheltering there

  10. The Concorde was grounded after the 25 July 2000 crash near Paris. The first flight with passengers after the accident took place on 11 September 2001, landing shortly before the World Trade Center attacks in the United States

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Buzz Aldrin took the communion on the Moon, on July 20, 1969, during Apollo 11

Concorde crashed on July 25, 2000. Concorde grounded all planes afterwards. 14 months later, British Airways flew a test flight with their Concorde staff. The day they flew was Sept. 11, 2001.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

Concorde Flight 4590 crashed in Paris, France on July 25, 2000, killing all 109 people on board. The first Concorde flight with passengers following the accident took place on the morning of September 11, 2001, landing shortly before the World Trade Center attacks.

4th of July was a dangerous time in the USA a century ago. More than 1500 people died of firework related accidents between 1903 and 1910 alone. For reference, between 2000 and 2014 there were an average of 7 deaths per year, with 11 deaths in 2014.

The thrash band Slayer released their studio album called "God Hates Us All" on September 11, 2001. Their record label changed the release date from July 10th to September 11th due to several audio mixing concerns.

In 1962, the San Francisco Giants' manager, Alvin Dark, predicted that rookie pitcher Gaylord Perry wouldn't hit a home run until man reached the moon. Perry's first home run came on July 20th, 1969, 20 minutes after the Apollo 11 moon landing.

On July 20, 1969, as the Apollo 11 astronauts prepared for the moon landing, they shared the front page with news about Ted Kennedy's plunge off of a Massachusetts' bridge that killed his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Gaylord Perry, a pitcher for the Giants, was a notoriously bad batter, his manager once joked “they’ll land a man on the moon before he hits a home run.” On July 20, 1969, less than 30 minutes after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, he hit his first career home run.

The United States Marine Corps' famous birthday celebration was first observed in 1921. Before the modern birthday date of 10 November, the Marines observed 11 July (the date of the refounding of the Corps) without an official ceremony