What happened this day in history July 21

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.
  • 285
    Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler.
  • 365
    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.
  • 1403
    Battle of Shrewsbury: King Henry IV of England defeats rebels to the north of the county town of Shropshire, England.
  • 1861
    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.
  • 1925
    Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
  • 1949
    The United States Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty.
  • 1969
    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).
  • 1970
    After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
  • 1997
    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?

  • 1858
    Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
  • 1926
    Norman Jewison, Canadian film director
  • 1945
    Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (d. 2008)
  • 1948
    Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
  • 1955
    Béla Tarr, Hungarian film director
  • 1955
    Taco, Dutch singer
  • 1979
    Tamika Catchings, American basketball player
  • 1980
    CC Sabathia, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Mao Kobayashi, Japanese actress
  • 1989
    Chelsie Hightower, American professional dancer (Dancing with the Stars, former So You Think You Can Dance contestant)

Who died on July 21?

  • 1793
    Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, French explorer (b. 1739)
  • 1798
    François Sebastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal (b. 1733)
  • 1880
    Hiram Walden, American politician (b. 1800)
  • 1889
    Nelson Dewey, American politician (b. 1813)
  • 1932
    Bill Gleason, American baseball player (b. 1858)
  • 1941
    Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (b. 1872)
  • 1943
    Charlie Paddock, American athlete (b. 1900)
  • 1967
    Jimmie Foxx, American baseball player (b. 1907)
  • 1982
    Dave Garroway, American television host (b. 1913)
  • 2001
    Sivaji Ganesan, Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)

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