On this day: July 21

Published: Jun 18 2014 12:50:58 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 21 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

The Scopes Monkey Trial ends, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin bid the moon adieu, Hank Aaron joins Babe Ruth in an exclusive club, and the last space shuttle lands, all on this day.

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2011: NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the morning landing of the space shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to wrap up mission STS-135. The nearly 13-day mission, which delivered components to the international space station, was the 135th mission flown by the space shuttle program.

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