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Old May 17 2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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Wolfram | Alpha: Input: July 20, 1969

So, I went to check out this new search engine everybody's excited about...

Wolfram|Alpha

...and after trying out a few of the suggested inputs I typed in July 20, 1969.

Notable event for July 20, 1969:
Birth of Josh Holloway (actor)
Ummmm, wasn't there at least one other thing that happened that day that might be considered "Notable"?
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Re: Wolfram | Alpha: Input: July 20, 1969

Apparently they're going by GMT, and it is in the database as the 21st.
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Re: Wolfram | Alpha: Input: July 20, 1969

Yeah, I posted a thread about this to the Orbiter Forum, and a veteran user (apparently British) had no idea why I considered July 20th to be "Notable".
Seems the British only acknowledge the Moonwalk, which started at around 3 a.m. local time on the 21st, about 6 1/2 hours after the landing.
For July 21, 1969, Wolfram|Alpha marks the Notable Event as "Man walks on the Moon."

It's just weird to me, since I've never seen Apollo 11 celebrated on any other day besides July 20th.

http://www.wherewereyou.com/
http://www.time.com/time/80days/690720.html
http://www.wired.com/science/discove...dayintech_0720
http://astronautix.com/flights/apollo11.htm

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