Historical Events on July 21, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on July 21st This Day in History

Year Name
2019 Yuen Long attack or "721 incident" in Hong Kong. Triad members indiscriminately beat civilians returning from protests while police failed to take action.
2012 Erden Eruç completes the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
2011 NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
2010 President Barack Obama signs the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
2008 Ram Baran Yadav is declared the first President of Nepal.
2005 Four attempted bomb attacks by Islamist extremists disrupt part of London's public transport system.
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 Station becomes overcrowded and people leaving the event fall down in a domino effect.
1995 Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: The People's Liberation Army begins firing missiles into the waters north of Taiwan.
1990 Taiwan's military police forces mainland Chinese illegal immigrants into sealed holds of a fishing boat Min Ping Yu No. 5540 for repatriation to Fujian, causing 25 people to die from suffocation.
1983 The world's lowest temperature in an inhabited location is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).
1979 Jay Silverheels, a Mohawk actor, becomes the first Native American to have a star commemorated in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1977 The start of the four-day-long Libyan–Egyptian War.
1976 Christopher Ewart-Biggs, the British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
1973 In Lillehammer, Norway, Mossad agents kill a waiter whom they mistakenly thought was involved in the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre.
1972 The Troubles: Bloody Friday: The Provisional IRA detonate 22 bombs in central Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom in the space of 80 minutes, killing nine and injuring 130.
1970 After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
1969 Apollo program: At 02:56 UTC, astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon, followed 19 minutes later by Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
1964 A series of racial riots break out in Singapore. In the next six weeks, 23 die with 454 others injured.
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).
1961 Alaska Airlines Flight 779 crashes near Shemya Air Force Base in Shemya, Alaska killing six.
1960 Sirimavo Bandaranaike is elected Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, becoming the world's first female head of government
1959 NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" initiative.
1959 Elijah Jerry "Pumpsie" Green becomes the first African-American to play for the Boston Red Sox, the last team to integrate. He came in as a pinch runner for Vic Wertz and stayed in as shortstop in a 2–1 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
1954 First Indochina War: The Geneva Conference partitions Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
1952 The 7.3 Mw  Kern County earthquake strikes Southern California with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing 12 and injuring hundreds.
1949 The United States Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty.
1944 World War II: Battle of Guam: American troops land on Guam, starting a battle that will end on August 10.
1944 World War II: Claus von Stauffenberg and four fellow conspirators are executed for the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
1936 Spanish Civil War: The Central Committee of Antifascist Militias of Catalonia is constituted, establishing an anarcho-syndicalist economy in Catalonia.
1925 Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching human evolution in class and fined $100.
1925 Malcolm Campbell becomes the first man to exceed 150 mph (241 km/h) on land. At Pendine Sands in Wales, he drives Sunbeam 350HP built by Sunbeam at a two-way average speed of 150.33 mph (242 km/h).
1920 The Belfast Pogrom begins with the one day removal of thousands of Belfast shipyard, factory and mill workers from their jobs.
1919 The dirigible Wingfoot Air Express crashes into the Illinois Trust and Savings Building in Chicago, killing 12 people.
1907 The passenger steamer SS Columbia sinks after colliding with the steam schooner San Pedro off Shelter Cove, California, killing 88 people.
1904 Louis Rigolly, a Frenchman, becomes the first man to break the 100 mph (161 km/h) barrier on land. He drove a 15-liter Gobron-Brillié in Ostend, Belgium.
1877 After 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.
1873 At Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James–Younger Gang pull off the first successful train robbery in the American Old West.
1865 In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown.
1861 American Civil War: First Battle of Bull Run: At Manassas Junction, Virginia, the first major battle of the war begins and ends in a victory for the Confederate army.
1831 Inauguration of Leopold I of Belgium, first king of the Belgians.
1798 French campaign in Egypt and Syria: Napoleon's forces defeat an Ottoman-Mamluk army near Cairo in the Battle of the Pyramids.
1774 Russo-Turkish War (1768–74): Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca ending the war.
1718 The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.
1674 A Dutch assault on the French island of Martinique is repulsed against all odds.
1656 The Raid on Málaga takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.
1645 Qing dynasty regent Dorgon issues an edict ordering all Han Chinese men to shave their forehead and braid the rest of their hair into a queue identical to those of the Manchus.
1568 Eighty Years' War: Battle of Jemmingen: Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alva defeats Louis of Nassau.
1545 The first landing of French troops on the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight.
1403 Battle of Shrewsbury: King Henry IV of England defeats rebels to the north of the county town of Shropshire, England.
1242 Battle of Taillebourg: Louis IX of France puts an end to the revolt of his vassals Henry III of England and Hugh X of Lusignan.
905 King Berengar I of Italy and a hired Hungarian army defeats the Frankish forces at Verona. King Louis III is captured and blinded for breaking his oath (see 902).
365 The 365 Crete earthquake affected the Greek island of Crete with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), causing a destructive tsunami that affects the coasts of Libya and Egypt, especially Alexandria. Many thousands were killed.
356 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.
230 Pope Pontian succeeds Urban I as the eighteenth pope. After being exiled to Sardinia, he became the first pope to resign his office.
Famous People Born on July 21

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Year Name
1990 Franck Elemba, Congolese athlete
1858 Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
1996 Mikael Ingebrigtsen, Norwegian footballer
1950 Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer and coach
1989 Juno Temple, English actress
1981 Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
1951 Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (d. 2014)
1989 Marco Fabián, Mexican footballer
1974 René Reinumägi, Estonian actor, director, and screenwriter
1988 Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer (d. 2016)
Famous People Deaths On July 21

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Date Name
1920 Fiammetta Wilson, English astronomer and educator (b. 1864)
1868 William Bland, Australian surgeon and politician (b. 1789)
1977 Lee Miller, American model and photographer (b. 1907)
1946 Gualberto Villarroel, Bolivian soldier and politician, 45th President of Bolivia (b. 1908)
1899 Robert G. Ingersoll, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1833)
1948 Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter and illustrator (b. 1904)
2015 Robert Broberg, Swedish singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
1889 Nelson Dewey, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)
1968 Ruth St. Denis, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1878)
1994 Marijac, French author and illustrator (b. 1908)