Honestly, I don’t know what to say here. There are a number of historical events that I’ve lived through, and the most memorable ones are also the most painful ones. I cannot and will not label those a ‘favourite’ historical event, so let’s look around at history in general.
On the 20th of July, 1969, the world watched in awe and wonder as three brave souls brought a delicate, sensitive craft down upon the surface of the Moon. The Apollo 11 mission delivered humans to the landscape of another celestial body, for the first time in human history.
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were the men to make that epic voyage, and Armstrong would famously become the first man to step foot on the Moon, uttering his immortal words, ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’. The journey was not without its dangers, and anything could have gone horribly wrong, but they did it, and whilst I did not see it live (I wasn’t born yet!), I have seen the footage of the touchdown, and the intensity of it is incredible. It is one of the most epic, brilliant moments in human history. It is a moment that will be looked upon forever, as a glorious one.