July 21: Day of the Week
July 21, 2020 was the 203rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 163 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
- 365A tsunami devastates the city of Alexandria, Egypt. The tsunami was caused by the Crete earthquake estimated to be 8.0 on the Richter Scale. 5,000 people perished in Alexandria, and 45,000 more died outside the city.
- 1403Battle of Shrewsbury: King Henry IV of England defeats rebels to the north of the county town of Shropshire, England.
- 1831Inauguration of Leopold I of Belgium, first king of the Belgians.
- 1865In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown.
- 1873At Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang pull off the first successful train robbery in the American Old West.
- 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.
- 1970After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
Who were born on July 21?
- 1693Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1768)
- 1893Hans Fallada, German writer (d. 1947)
- 1932Ernie Warlick, American football player
- 1942Kim Fowley, American songwriter, musician, manager, and record producer
- 1946Kenneth Starr, American lawyer
- 1955Taco, Dutch singer
- 1965Guðni Bergsson, Icelandic footballer
- 1969Klaus Graf, German racing driver
- 1979David Carr, American football player
- 1985Vanessa Lengies, Canadian actress
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