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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 163 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 8, 2022 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,658,361,600 seconds 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 185 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 3,499 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 21 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1545
    The first landing of French troops on the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight.
  • 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.
  • 1877
    After rioting by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers and the deaths of nine rail workers at the hands of the Maryland militia, workers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania stage a sympathy strike that is met with an assault by the state militia.
  • 1904
    Louis Rigolly, a Frenchman, becomes the first man to break the 100 mph barrier on land. He drove a 15-liter Gobron-Brille in Ostend, Belgium.
  • 1914
    The Crown council of Romania decides the country shall remain neutral in World War I
  • 1925
    Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
  • 1944
    World War II: Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and fellow conspirators are executed in Berlin, Germany for the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
  • 1977
    The start of the four day long Libyan-Egyptian War.
  • 1983
    The world’s lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at -89.2 °C.

Who were born on July 21?

  • 1851
    Sam Bass, American train robber and outlaw (d. 1878)
  • 1858
    Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
  • 1858
    Maria Christina of Austria, queen of Spain (d. 1929)
  • 1948
    Art Hindle, Canadian actor
  • 1949
    Al Hrabosky, baseball player
  • 1955
    Howie Epstein, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1975
    Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1981
    Blake Lewis, American musician
  • 1988
    Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer
  • 1989
    Rory Culkin, American actor

Who died on July 21?

  • 1688
    James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (b. 1610)
  • 1878
    Sam Bass, American train robber and outlaw (b. 1851)
  • 1899
    Robert G. Ingersoll, American politician and military officer (b. 1833)
  • 1932
    Bill Gleason, American baseball player (b. 1858)
  • 1948
    Arshile Gorky, Armenian-born American artist (b. 1904)
  • 1967
    Basil Rathbone, English actor (b. 1892)
  • 1970
    Mikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)
  • 1972
    Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Third king of Bhutan (b. 1928)
  • 2001
    Sivaji Ganesan, Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)
  • 2005
    Michael Chapman, British classical bassoonist (b. 1934)

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