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.
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)
- 230Pope Pontian succeeds Urban I as the eighteenth pope.
- 285Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler.
- 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.
- 1774Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war.
- 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.
- 1918SMU U-156 shells Nauset Beach, in Orleans, Massachusetts.
- 1961Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4 Mission – Gus Grissom piloting Liberty Bell 7 becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).
- 1976Christopher Ewart-Biggs British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
- 2011NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.
Who were born on July 21?
- 1858Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand artist (d. 1941)
- 1870Emil Orlik, Czech painter (d. 1932)
- 1880Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician and astronomer (d. 1919)
- 1882David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (d. 1967)
- 1926Queenie Watts, English actress (d. 1980)
- 1948Art Hindle, Canadian actor
- 1952Susannah Carr, Australian journalist
- 1975Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer
- 1979Tamika Catchings, American basketball player
- 1981Blake Lewis, American musician
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