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July 20th, 1964

On this day in 1964, President Johnson met with Prime Minister Keith Holyoake of New Zealand at the White House. The U.S. Marine Band performed at a stag luncheon for the Prime Minister.

July 20th, 1964

On this day in 1964, the U.S. Marine Band performed a concert for American Field Service Students.

July 20th, 1965

On this day in 1965, President Johnson hosted the White House Conference on Education, Washington, D.C., to stimulate fresh thinking about education.

July 20th, 1965

On this day in 1965, the Singing Sergeants (Air Force) performed at a reception for members of the American Field Service.

July 20th, 1966

On this day in 1966, President Johnson met with President-elect Rene Barrientos Orturo of Bolivia at the White House.

July 20th, 1966

On this day in 1966, the U.S. Marine Band performed a concert for American Field Service Students.

July 20th, 1969

On this day in 1969, while Michael Collins circled the moon in the command module Columbia, Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to land on the moon. The flight represented the fulfillment of the goal, set in 1961 and reaffirmed by President Johnson, of reaching the moon in the 1960s.