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 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.
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)
- 1545The first landing of French troops on the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight.
- 1718The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.
- 1877After 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.
- 1914The Crown council of Romania decides the country shall remain neutral in World War I
- 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.
- 1970After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1899Ernest Hemingway, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
- 1920Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (d. 2005)
- 1933John Gardner, American author (d. 1982)
- 1948Garry Trudeau, American cartoonist
- 1952Susannah Carr, Australian journalist
- 1960Lance Guest, American actor
- 1964Ross Kemp, British actor
- 1969Godfrey, American comedian
- 1975Chris Bisson, British actor
- 1983Eivør Pálsdóttir, Faroese singer
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