Who Remembers This Day?

  This is part of the front page of my hometown newspaper, the day after the first humans stepped onto the moon.  This happened the summer before I started first grade, and I remember it well.  I was allowed to watch special news coverage on TV, some of which occurred after my bedtime.  My parents, normally sticklers for bedtimes, encouraged me to stay up and watch, as this was history in the making.
  I also found this notice in the newspaper.  Apparently, some of the banks in Columbia thought it was a big enough deal that they closed for a day.  Can’t say I remember anything about banks or other businesses closing, but this is an indicator of what a big deal the moon landing was.


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