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July 21st

July 21st is the 202nd day of the year (203rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 163 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about July 21st, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on July 21st

356 BC Alexander The Great - possible date of birth

Alexander The Great

1620 Jean Picard (astronomer)

1899 Ernest Hemingway (author)

Ernest Hemingway

1938 Janet Reno (US Attorney General 1993-2001)

1946 Ken Starr (lawyer, judge)

1948 Cat Stevens (singer, musician)

1948 Garry Trudeau (cartoonist - Doonesbury)

1952 Robin Williams (actor, comedian)

1964 Ross Kemp (actor)

1978 Josh Hartnett (actor)

July 21st in History

356 BC The Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the world, is destroyed by arson.

1831 Leopold I becomes the first King of Belgium.

1954 Geneva Conference partitions Vietnam into North and South Vietnam.

1925 Scopes Trial ends. John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee state law, and is fined $100.


1925 Sir Malcolm Campbell, driving Sunbeam, is the first man to exceed 150 mph on land.

1949 US Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty.


1954 Vietnam is partitioned into North and South Vietnam by the Geneva Conference.

1961 Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom becomes the second American to go into space about Liberty Bell 7.

1969 Neil Armstrong is the first man to walk on the moon.

Apollo Moon Landing

1970 Construction of the Aswan High Dam completed in Egypt.

1977 Start of a four day border war between Libya and Iran and goes to Egypt.

1983 The lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth (-89.2°C; -129.6°F) is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica.

2011 Space Shuttle Atlantis lands, completing the final mission of the final flight of NASA's space shuttle program.

Space Shuttle

July 21st is also

Liberation Day (Guam)

National Holiday (Belgium)

Racial Harmony Day (Singapore)

Martyr's Day (Bolivia)


People born on July 21st are Leo


Leo Information: Leo Links:

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