Today in history: September 12

John F. Kennedy stands delivering a speech. He says, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things...“ A person in the audience interrupts to ask, “Wait, which other things?“ Kennedy continues, “...not because they are easy, but because they are hard.“ An audience member responds, “Doing things just because they are hard is dumb!“

September 12 1962: US President John F. Kennedy gives his famous “We choose to go to the Moon“ speech at Rice University.