1802: Alexandre Dumas, writer of ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ and ‘The Three Musketeers,’ was born.
1938: Clarinet virtuoso and big band leader Artie Shaw recorded the now-classic ‘Begin the Beguine.’
1969: Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the moon, splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
1987: Hulda Crooks, a 91-year-old mountaineer from California, became the oldest woman to conquer Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest peak.
2005: Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for a record-breaking seventh time.