We’ve just been made aware of an error in The Date-A-Base Book 2012 that we need to bring to your attention.
50 years ago – 12 Sept 1962
U.S. President Kennedy’s ‘Man on the Moon’ speech.
In fact he gave this speech on 25 May 1961, and we had already featured it in the 2011 edition.
His Moon speech at Rice University in Sept 1962 (which is what we should have listed in the 2012 edition) is also a famous one though, and includes the well-known line: ‘We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.’
We apologise for getting these speeches mixed up – we will keep striving to do better. Our thanks to George S. for pointing out the error – we’re sending him a free copy of the 2013 edition.