On This Day 1960 to 2005

1968 – The Special Olympics was founded.

1969 - Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. became the first humans to land on the Moon, while Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, orbited above.

1974 - Thousands of Turkish troops invaded northern Cyprus.

1982 – The Provisional IRA detonated two bombs in Hyde Park and Regents Park in central London, killing eight soldiers on ceremonial duty, wounding forty-seven bystanders, and leading to the deaths of seven horses.

1986 – In South Africa, police fired tear gas into a church service for families of those held under the government's emergency decrees.

1989 – Burma's ruling junta put opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.

1990 - An IRA bomb blew a 10-foot hole in the London Stock Exchange.

1996 – In Spain, an ETA bomb at an airport killed 35.

1998 – Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Doctors Without Borders and other aid groups left Afghanistan on orders of the Taliban.

1999 – Falun Gong was banned in the People's Republic of China.

2003 – Sixteen people were injured after two bombs exploded outside a tax office in Nice.

2005 – Canada became the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.

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