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 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)
- 285Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler.
- 1865In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown.
- 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.
- 1949The United States Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty.
- 1969Space Race: Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission (July 20 in North America).
- 1983The world’s lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at -89.2 °C.
- 2001At 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.
- 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.
- 2011NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.
Who were born on July 21?
- 1851Sam Bass, American train robber and outlaw (d. 1878)
- 1903Roy Neuberger, American financier (d. 2010)
- 1926Karel Reisz, British film director (d. 2002)
- 1935Moe Drabowsky, baseball player (d. 2006)
- 1945Barry Richards, Former South African cricketer
- 1971Charlotte Gainsbourg, French actress and singer
- 1975Cara Dillon, Irish folk singer
- 1978Josh Hartnett, American actor
- 1985Vanessa Lengies, Canadian actress
- 1988Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer
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