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Sunday July 21, 2019

July 21: Day of the Week

July 21, 2019 was the 202nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 163 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 230
    Pope Pontian succeeds Urban I as the eighteenth pope.
  • 285
    Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    In the Lillehammer affair in Norway, Israeli Mossad agents kill a waiter whom they mistakenly thought was involved in the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre.
  • 1977
    The start of the four day long Libyan-Egyptian War.
  • 1995
    Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: The People’s Liberation Army begins firing missiles into the waters north of Taiwan.
  • 2011
    NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.

Who were born on July 21?

  • 1762
    Timothy Hinman, pioneer road builder
  • 1923
    Rudolph A. Marcus, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1926
    Karel Reisz, British film director (d. 2002)
  • 1955
    Henry Priestman, British keyboardist and singer
  • 1965
    Guðni Bergsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1971
    Marcus Eoin, Scottish musician (Boards of Canada)
  • 1978
    Josh Hartnett, American actor
  • 1989
    Chelsie Hightower, American professional dancer (Dancing with the Stars, former So You Think You Can Dance contestant)
  • 1992
    Giselle Klein, Canadian sprint car driver
  • 1992
    Rachael Flatt, American figure skater

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