"This is what he liked about Lebanon - he knew he could come in here and sit at the table and be left alone," a golfing buddy, Jim Davenport, told the reporter in 1994 while having lunch one day at the Village Ice Cream Parlor, where Armstrong also sometimes dined.
Few people could’ve been more famous while staying out of the spotlight. Armstrong rose to stardom as part of the pace program and was the first man to walk on the moon in July 1969 as part of the Apollo 11 mission.
July 21, 1969: The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the first moon landing. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1969_07_21.jpg
The Dayton Daily News of July 21, 1969, used the banner headline “Moon conquered, Earth beckons” to note the accomplishment.
Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) narrowly escapes his lunar training vehicle before it crashes and burns in "First Man."
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Armstrong died on Aug. 25, 2012, and celebrations of his life were held throughout Ohio, including at the Wapakoneta museum.
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