A Week in History: Neil Armstrong, the Civil War, and the Atlanta Olympics

Confederates win the first Battle of Bull Run and the Ford Motor Co. sells its first car.

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A look back at the week in history

July 19, 1943 U.S. warplanes bomb railways near Rome to destabilize fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.

July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11, becomes the first human to step on the moon.

July 21, 1861 Confederates win the first Battle of Bull Run in Virginia, at the start of the Civil War.

July 22, 1996 The U.S. women's gymnastics team earns the gold medal at the Atlanta Olympic Games.

July 23, 1903 The Ford Motor Co. sells its first car, a Model A, to a Chicago doctor for about $750 (equivalent to about $17,000 today).