#1) Who would have thought that two men standing up for what they believed in and not even saying a single word on the issue would face such disrespect and near banishment from their own country who they had just won the gold medal for. Nonetheless, the country certainly has come a long way in 40 years. A simple gesture of defiance morphed into a historic moment.
#2) Believe what you want about the moon landing but it was 40 years ago today that these words were spoken by Neil Armstrong.
Note: It has only been 39 years since this happened and not 40. Good job me on my fantastic subtraction skills!