What are the important events that happened on July 21? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
July 21: Facts & Myths About This Day
July 21 is the 202nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 163 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 8, 2021 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,113,760 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectadigon’ day.
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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 195 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,134 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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July 21 Historical Events
356 BC –
The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is destroyed by arson.
Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler.
A tsunami devastates the city of Alexandria, Egypt. The tsunami was caused by the Crete earthquake estimated to be 8.0 on the Richter Scale. 5,000 people perished in Alexandria, and 45,000 more died outside the city.
Battle of Shrewsbury: King Henry IV of England defeats rebels to the north of the county town of Shropshire, England.
American Civil War: First Battle of Bull Run – at Manassas Junction, Virginia, the first major battle of the war begins and ends in a victory for the Confederate army.
Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
The United States Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty.
Space Race: Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission (July 20 in North America).
After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
The fully restored USS Constitution (aka Old Ironsides) celebrates her 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
Who were born on July 21?
Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
Norman Jewison, Canadian film director
Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (d. 2008)
Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
Béla Tarr, Hungarian film director
Taco, Dutch singer
Tamika Catchings, American basketball player
CC Sabathia, American baseball player
Mao Kobayashi, Japanese actress
Chelsie Hightower, American professional dancer (Dancing with the Stars, former So You Think You Can Dance contestant)
Who died on July 21?
Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, French explorer (b. 1739)
François Sebastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal (b. 1733)
Hiram Walden, American politician (b. 1800)
Nelson Dewey, American politician (b. 1813)
Bill Gleason, American baseball player (b. 1858)
Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (b. 1872)
Charlie Paddock, American athlete (b. 1900)
Jimmie Foxx, American baseball player (b. 1907)
Dave Garroway, American television host (b. 1913)
Sivaji Ganesan, Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)
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