July 19, 2019


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Fifty years ago on tomorrow’s date, the Apollo lunar module Eagle touched down on the surface of the Moon. All week long, there have been commemorations of that momentous occasion. On his Almanac this morning, Carl Grapentine played some music for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing: the overture to a French operetta titled “Le voyage dans la lune” (“A trip to the moon”). Who wrote it?