then and now
The American Civil War begins, FDR dies, a Soviet cosmonaut becomes the first human to travel into space, and the first space shuttle lifts off, all on this day.
2011: Japan ranks its nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant at the highest possible severity on an international scale -- the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster -- even as it insisted radiation leaks were declining at its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. In honor of the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, take a look at past and future missions as well as video footage.