July 20 - Today in Tech History
Today, for the first time in human history, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin successfully landed the Lunar Module “Eagle” on the surface of the Moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission.
Viking is the first robots on Mars, Viking I and its successor gave scientists their first information about the planet's surface, including information they hoped, would allow people to walk there. Although the Viking probes found no evidence of life on Mars, they returned detailed pictures of the planet and information about the soil's composition.
Under the name of "Project MKUltra," Central Investigation Agency(CIA) was running an illegal program of human experimentation, which investigated mind control. The 1975 Church Committee hearings exposed the operation – and on July 20, 1977, a Freedom of Information Act request uncovered a cache of 20,000 documents relating to it.
"Y2K Act" is extraordinary, time-limited legislation designed to deal with an exceptional and unique circumstance of national significance—the Y2K computer problem.