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Wednesday July 21, 2021

July 21: Day of the Week

July 21, 2021 is the 202nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 163 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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July 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 356 BC
    The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is destroyed by arson.
  • 230
    Pope Pontian succeeds Urban I as the eighteenth pope.
  • 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.
  • 1831
    Inauguration of Leopold I of Belgium, first king of the Belgians.
  • 1865
    In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown.
  • 1925
    Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
  • 1925
    Sir Malcolm Campbell becomes the first man to break the 150 mph land barrier at Pendine Sands in Wales. He drove a Sunbeam at a two-way average speed of 150.33 mph.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4 Mission – Gus Grissom piloting Liberty Bell 7 becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).
  • 2005
    Four terrorist bombings, occurring exactly two weeks after the similar July 7 bombings, target London’s public transportation system. All four bombs fail to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers are captured and later convicted and imprisoned for long terms.

Who were born on July 21?

  • 1924
    Don Knotts, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1945
    John Lowe, English darts player
  • 1945
    Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (d. 2008)
  • 1959
    Paul Vautin, Australian rugby league player
  • 1972
    Shinjiro Otani, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1975
    Chris Bisson, British actor
  • 1977
    Jaime Murray, British actress
  • 1981
    Blake Lewis, American musician
  • 1984
    Jurrick Juliana, Dutch footballer
  • 1988
    DeAndre Jordan, American basketball player

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