TODAY IS

Today is TUESDAY, JULY 20, the 201st day of 2021. There are 164 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY

General Motors Lockheed NASA Moon

FILE – In this image provided by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. NASA is going back to the moon, and it’s taking Lockheed Martin and General Motors along for the ride. Once on the lunar surface, the two companies will provide transportation. The companies announced Wednesday, May 26, 2021 that they would combine their expertise to build the electric vehicles for NASA’s Artemis program, named after the twin sister of Apollo in Greek mythology. (Neil A. Armstrong/NASA via AP)

On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 lunar module.

10 YEARS AGO

Six Republican presidential hopefuls traded tweets in the first presidential debate conducted through Twitter, outlining their agendas across the popular social media service. 

ON THIS DATE

In 1942, the first detachment of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps — later known as WACs — began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.

In 1976, America’s Viking 1 robot spacecraft made a successful, first-ever landing on Mars.

In 2002, 29 people died in a blaze started by bartenders who were doing tricks with fire at an unlicensed night club in Lima, Peru.

In 2007, President George W. Bush signed an executive order prohibiting cruel and inhuman treatment, including humiliation or denigration of religious beliefs, in the detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects.

In 2012, gunman James Holmes opened fire inside a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” killing 12 people and wounding 70 others. (Holmes was later convicted of murder and attempted murder, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.)

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Brazil Gisele Bundchen

FILE – In this April 15, 2015 file photo, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen wears a creation from the Colcci Summer collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bundchen is firing back at Brazil’s agriculture minister for saying she is a “bad Brazilian” for denouncing deforestation. Bundchen said Wedbesday, Jan. 17, 2019, that she would be happy to promote any actions toward sustainability and that her comments on the environment are based on science. She says those behind deforestation are the “bad Brazilians.” (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

Country singer T.G. Sheppard is 77.

Singer Kim Carnes is 76.

Rock musician Carlos Santana is 74.

Country singer Radney Foster is 62.

Actor Reed Diamond is 54.

Actor Sandra Oh is 50.

Actor Judy Greer is 46.

Singer Elliott Yamin (American Idol) is 43.

Supermodel GISELE BUNDCHEN is 41.

Dancer-singer-actor Julianne Hough is 33.

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