1950- 199,854 people gathered to watch the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The crowd that came together to watch Uraguay defeat Brazil was said to be the largest in sporting history.
1964- A coast-to-coast speed record was made by Marine Maj. John Glenn. It took him three hours, 23 min. and eight second to fly from California to New York in his jet plan.
1969- Apollo 11 launched the first manned flight to the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin become the first people to walk on the moon four days later.