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Fly Me to the Moon

On this day in 1969, three brave men aboard the Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, landed at their destination: THE MOON. After launching from Earth, a mere 240,000 miles away, Apollo 11 landed on the moon, bringing President Kennedy’s famous Congressional appeal of 1961 to life in which he said “I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.” NASA set straight to work and after a few successful spacecraft missions and one tragic setback, Apollo 11 set out on its mission to the moon on July 16th, 1969. 76 hours later, Commander Armstrong was able to r

Unlock The Secrets to Guest Satisfaction

On this day in 1799, Napoleon’s army made an incredible find when invading the city of Rosetta in Egypt, roughly 35 miles north of Alexandria. An irregularly shaped black basalt slab was discovered which contained fragments of passages written in three different scripts: Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic. At the time of the discovery, all ancient Egyptian writings were indecipherable as the language had been “dead” for nearly 2,000 years. But the Greek passages were analyzed by several scholars and it was discovered in the Greek script that all three scripts were identical. And thus, the secrets of ancient Egyptian writings were unlocked, allowing the language and culture o

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