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Tuesday July 21, 2020

July 21: Day of the Week

July 21, 2020 was the 203rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 163 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 285
    Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    SMU U-156 shells Nauset Beach, in Orleans, Massachusetts.
  • 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).
  • 1983
    The world’s lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at -89.2 °C.
  • 2001
    At 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.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.

Who were born on July 21?

  • 1851
    Sam Bass, American train robber and outlaw (d. 1878)
  • 1903
    Roy Neuberger, American financier (d. 2010)
  • 1926
    Karel Reisz, British film director (d. 2002)
  • 1935
    Moe Drabowsky, baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1945
    Barry Richards, Former South African cricketer
  • 1971
    Charlotte Gainsbourg, French actress and singer
  • 1975
    Cara Dillon, Irish folk singer
  • 1978
    Josh Hartnett, American actor
  • 1985
    Vanessa Lengies, Canadian actress
  • 1988
    Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer

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