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The Eagle Has Landed, The Flight of Apollo 11, 1969

Through television, motion picture and still photography, this film provides an “eye-witness” perspective of the Apollo 11 mission that put a human on the moon in July 1969.

Read about the moon landing and all the activity surrounding Apollo’s mission with an article from Prologue’s archives: http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2003/summer/20-july-1969.html

Take time to see this.

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baseball

Here’s a blast from the past that needs to be aired out-

I love Baseball. Yankees, Redsox and all fans of the game, lend me your ears.

July 8, 2009 at 8:26pm

There was a time. There was a time when everything fit, everything made sense. A time when everything was everything. There was a summer time. A Grandfather’s backyard on Lockwood Street on a hot Sunday afterchurch. It smelled like fresh cut grass and charcoal lighter fluid. Grampa smoked Luckys. The garage door was open, the car parked outside, and the folding webbed lawnchairs were set around a small iron table that held the best part of the day. A small AM transistor radio tuned to 1080. The girls stayed inside, this was for the men, and even though I was 7 or 8, I was one of them. Gramps, UncleTony, and Joey were Redsox fans. Me and Dad, and Peter and David, we loved the Yankees. For 3 hours it was us against them, bitter rivals, enemies. 
The simple perfection of an afternoon game called by the Great Mel Allen for the Yankees or Mel Parnell for the Sox. In those days the games were called and plays were seldom missed and yet, there was always time for the announcer to not say a word.Those golden moments when the beautiful noise of the crowd at The Stadium, or at Fenway magically transported us.That was the time for the fan who was listening at home to absorb the drama of the game and to put himself there, maybe holding a hotdog and yelling at the umpire. Yes, there was that wonderful time. 
One true fact of life that I have learned in my 50 years is, If something is really good, somebody is waiting, willing and able to louse it up.
SUZYN WALDMAN Please Shut UP!

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September Love (Daft Punk x Earth Wind & Fire)

This was as close to shoving a knitting needle in my ear as I ever want to get.

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Registration is now open for the next #ArchivesSleepover! Join us for “History, Heroes, and Treasures: Explorers Night” on August 2 at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. Campers will journey to the Arctic, visit Outer Space, and discover the American West as they explore the National Archives Museum’s treasured records, before turning in to sleep in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, next to the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. For more information or to register, go to archivesfoundation.org/sleepover


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archivesfoundation:

Registration is now open for the next #ArchivesSleepover! Join us for “History, Heroes, and Treasures: Explorers Night” on August 2 at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC.

Campers will journey to the Arctic, visit Outer Space, and discover the American West as they explore the National Archives Museum’s treasured records, before turning in to sleep in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, next to the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

For more information or to register, go to archivesfoundation.org/sleepover

I WANNA GO!!!

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We’re guessing nobody’s giving out Batman No. 1 for #FreeComicBookDay, so here’s the next best thing.
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Happy 75th Birthday, Batman!
On March 30, 1939, Detective Comics #27 hit newsstands, introducing evil-doers and comic book lovers everywhere to the Caped Crusader.

Batman Comic Book,No. 1 Spring Issue, 1940
From the series: Series : Civil Case Files, compiled 1938 - 1983, Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009.
From the scope & content note: This comic book was an exhibit in the case titled Fox Publications Inc. v. Detective Comics Inc., Independent News Co. Inc. and Interborough News Co.

todaysdocument:

We’re guessing nobody’s giving out Batman No. 1 for #FreeComicBookDay, so here’s the next best thing.

todaysdocument:

Happy 75th Birthday, Batman!

On March 30, 1939, Detective Comics #27 hit newsstands, introducing evil-doers and comic book lovers everywhere to the Caped Crusader.

Batman Comic Book,No. 1 Spring Issue, 1940

From the series: Series : Civil Case Files, compiled 1938 - 1983, Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009.

From the scope & content note: This comic book was an exhibit in the case titled Fox Publications Inc. v. Detective Comics Inc., Independent News Co. Inc. and Interborough News Co.

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"Famous ‘Yank’ Steps Down: DETROIT, MICH.
—-Lou Gehrig, colorful Yankee first baseman, pioneer of over 2000 straight games in his 15 years ‘at bat’, takes himself out of the line-up before the game with the ‘Tigers’. He hopes to make a come-back!”

From: Universal Newsreel Volume 11, Release 768, Stories 2 & 5, May 3, 1939

Seventy-five years ago on May 2, 1939, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig voluntarily benched himself prior to a game against the Detroit Tigers, following a dramatic decline in his performance, and ending his streak of 2,130 consecutive games. Gehrig would not take the field again, and would eventually be diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  He succumbed to the disease only two years later, on June 2, 1941.

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