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Wednesday July 21, 2021

July 21: Day of the Week

July 21, 2021 was the 202nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 163 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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.
  • 1545
    The first landing of French troops on the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight.
  • 1718
    The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.
  • 1774
    Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4 Mission – Gus Grissom piloting Liberty Bell 7 becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).
  • 1976
    Christopher Ewart-Biggs British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
  • 2011
    NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.

Who were born on July 21?

  • 1858
    Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand artist (d. 1941)
  • 1870
    Emil Orlik, Czech painter (d. 1932)
  • 1880
    Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician and astronomer (d. 1919)
  • 1882
    David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (d. 1967)
  • 1926
    Queenie Watts, English actress (d. 1980)
  • 1948
    Art Hindle, Canadian actor
  • 1952
    Susannah Carr, Australian journalist
  • 1975
    Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1979
    Tamika Catchings, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Blake Lewis, American musician

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