THIS WEEK IN BOOMER HISTORY
The Cosby Show debuts on NBC. Oh, those sweaters! 
Riggs loses to King in “Battle of the Sexes.”
And we got to meet Pussy Galore, bad-girl-turned-Bond-girl, in Goldfinger. 
What else happened? Take a look. 
Photo by the Everett Collection. 

THIS WEEK IN BOOMER HISTORY

  • The Cosby Show debuts on NBC. Oh, those sweaters! 
  • Riggs loses to King in “Battle of the Sexes.”
  • And we got to meet Pussy Galore, bad-girl-turned-Bond-girl, in Goldfinger. 

What else happened? Take a look. 

Photo by the Everett Collection. 

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JFK Chooses the Moon

Today in history, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech at Rice University on the nation’s space effort.  In one of the most memorable passages JFK said:

"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…"

Listen to the famous speech here, from the JFK Library.

Images: Lunar sample made of mare basalt encased in a glass pyramid with rectangular base.  This piece of moon rock was brought back to earth by Apollo 15 mission on August 7, 1971.  The rock, called “breccia”, weighs 160 grams and is more than three billion years old.  Courtesy of NASA Lunar Sample Display Program.

President John F. Kennedy Speaks at Rice University. 9/12/62.