2. Man walking on the Moon
Date: July 20, 1969
It seemed like an impossibility for centuries, then July 20, 1969. On that day, the world witnessed live footage of man walking on the Moon. Astronaut Neil Armstrong forever etched his name in history when he uttered the famous phrase "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” for millions of people watching at home to hear. The live TV feed was watched by an estimate 600 million people worldwide. Suck on that, American Idol.
The footage's impact is heightened when put in the context of its time-frame. Here our nation was, less than 100 years since the invention of the automobile and the airplane, and we managed to send a crew up to the Moon solely to dick around. It’s a feat of pure awe that has yet to be matched on live TV.