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Wednesday July 21, 2021

July 21: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 356 BC
    The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is destroyed by arson.
  • 285
    Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler.
  • 1774
    Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Guam – American troops land on Guam starting the battle. It would end on August 10.
  • 1944
    World War II: Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and fellow conspirators are executed in Berlin, Germany for the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
  • 1949
    The United States Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty.
  • 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).
  • 1970
    After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
  • 2001
    At 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.
  • 2011
    NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.

Who were born on July 21?

  • 1908
    Harold “Jug” McSpaden, American professional golfer (d. 1996)
  • 1926
    Norman Jewison, Canadian film director
  • 1935
    Kaye Stevens, singer and actress
  • 1948
    Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
  • 1965
    Mike Bordick, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Klaus Graf, German racing driver
  • 1975
    Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1981
    Chrishell Stause, American actress
  • 1989
    Chelsie Hightower, American professional dancer (Dancing with the Stars, former So You Think You Can Dance contestant)
  • 1989
    Rory Culkin, American actor

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