Neil Armstrong was born on 5 August 1930
On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the Moon. He was the commander of the Apollo 11 lunar module, and was accompanied by Edwin E. Aldrin.
1930: Armstrong was born in Ohio
1949 to 1952: Navy pilot
1955: A test pilot for high-performance aircraft
1962: Selected by NASA to become an astronaut.
1966: First space flight
1968: Chosen, along with Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins, to be a member of the Apollo 11 mission
1969: First Man to step on the moon
1970: Resigned from the astronaut program
1971 to 1979: An engineering professor at the University of Cincinnati
1980: Chairman of Cardwell International, a supplier of oil-drilling equipment.
1986: Cochairman of the presidential commission investigating the explosion of space shuttle Challenger.
Interesting fact: Only 12 people have ever set foot on the moon.
Also on this Day .......
5 August 1884: France gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States.