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.
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 BCThe Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is destroyed by arson.
- 285Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler.
- 1774Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war.
- 1944World War II: Battle of Guam – American troops land on Guam starting the battle. It would end on August 10.
- 1944World War II: Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and fellow conspirators are executed in Berlin, Germany for the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
- 1949The United States Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty.
- 1961Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4 Mission – Gus Grissom piloting Liberty Bell 7 becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).
- 1970After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
- 2001At the conclusion of a fireworks display on Okura Beach in Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan, 11 people are killed and more than 120 are injured when a pedestrian footbridge connecting the beach to JR Asagiri railway station becomes overcrowded and people leaving the event fall down in a domino effect.
- 2011NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.
Who were born on July 21?
- 1908Harold “Jug” McSpaden, American professional golfer (d. 1996)
- 1926Norman Jewison, Canadian film director
- 1935Kaye Stevens, singer and actress
- 1948Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
- 1965Mike Bordick, American baseball player
- 1969Klaus Graf, German racing driver
- 1975Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer
- 1981Chrishell Stause, American actress
- 1989Chelsie Hightower, American professional dancer (Dancing with the Stars, former So You Think You Can Dance contestant)
- 1989Rory Culkin, American actor
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