July 21: Day of the Week
July 21, 2020 is the 203rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 163 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 365A 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.
- 1774Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war.
- 1914The Crown council of Romania decides the country shall remain neutral in World War I
- 1925Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
- 1944World War II: Battle of Guam – American troops land on Guam starting the battle. It would end on August 10.
- 1976Christopher Ewart-Biggs British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
- 1983The world’s lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at -89.2 °C.
- 1995Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: The People’s Liberation Army begins firing missiles into the waters north of Taiwan.
- 1997The fully restored USS Constitution (aka Old Ironsides) celebrates her 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
- 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.
Who were born on July 21?
- 1934Jonathan Miller, British theatre director
- 1942Kim Fowley, American songwriter, musician, manager, and record producer
- 1965Mike Bordick, American baseball player
- 1969Emerson Hart, American musician (Tonic)
- 1971Marcus Eoin, Scottish musician (Boards of Canada)
- 1975Chris Bisson, British actor
- 1978Damian Marley, Jamaican musician
- 1978Gary Teale, Scottish footballer
- 1978Josh Hartnett, American actor
- 1989Rory Culkin, American actor
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