July 21: Day of the Week
July 21, 2019 is the 202nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 163 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 285Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler.
- 1918SMU U-156 shells Nauset Beach, in Orleans, Massachusetts.
- 1925Sir 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.
- 1944World War II: Battle of Guam – American troops land on Guam starting the battle. It would end on August 10.
- 1954First Indochina War: The Geneva Conference partitions Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
- 1972Bloody Friday bombings by the Provisional IRA around Belfast, Northern Ireland – 22 bombs are detonated, killing 9 and seriously injuring 130.
- 1973In the Lillehammer affair in Norway, Israeli Mossad agents kill a waiter whom they mistakenly thought was involved in the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre.
- 1983The world’s lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at -89.2 °C.
- 1997The fully restored USS Constitution (aka Old Ironsides) celebrates her 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
- 2005Four 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?
- 1710Paul Möhring, German physician (d. 1792)
- 1851Sam Bass, American train robber and outlaw (d. 1878)
- 1946Kenneth Starr, American lawyer
- 1950Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
- 1955Taco, Dutch singer
- 1971Emmanuel Bangué, French long jumper
- 1971Marcus Eoin, Scottish musician (Boards of Canada)
- 1975Chris Bisson, British actor
- 1984Jurrick Juliana, Dutch footballer
- 1985Paloma Faith, British singer
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