One of the Apollo 12 astronauts standing next to Surveyor 3. Their Lunar Module, Intrepid, is in the background.
Image: NASA.

In 1969 on this date, Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the Moon, made a precision landing on the lunar surface only 163 meters from its target, the unmanned Surveyor 3 spacecraft which landed in 1967. Details of the mission can be found at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s page here.