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July 21st, 2006 (July 21 2006)DeathMako, Japanese-born American actor (born in 1933)
July 21st, 2006 (July 21 2006)DeathTa Mok, "The Khmer Rouge Butcher", war criminal in Democratic Kampuchea (born in 1926)
July 21st, 2005 (July 21 2005)EventFour 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 were captured, convicted and imprisoned for long terms.
July 21st, 2005 (July 21 2005)DeathLong John Baldry, British blues musician (born in 1941)
July 21st, 2005 (July 21 2005)DeathLord Alfred Hayes, British Wrestling Announcer for WWE (born in 1928)
July 21st, 2004 (July 21 2004)EventThe United Kingdom government publishes Delivering Security in a Changing World, a paper detailing wide-ranging reform of the country s armed forces.
July 21st, 2004 (July 21 2004)DeathJerry Goldsmith, American composer (born in 1929)
July 21st, 2004 (July 21 2004)DeathEdward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (born in 1918)
July 21st, 2003 (July 21 2003)DeathJohn Davies, New Zealand Olympic Committee president (born in 1938)John Davies Quotes
July 21st, 2003 (July 21 2003)DeathWalter M. "Matt" Jefferies, American film art director (born in 1921)
July 21st, 2002 (July 21 2002)EventTelecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the largest such filing in United States history.
July 21st, 2001 (July 21 2001)DeathSteve Barton, American actor (born in 1954)
July 21st, 2001 (July 21 2001)DeathSivaji Ganesan, South Indian Tamil actor (born in 1927)
July 21st, 1998 (July 21 1998)DeathAlan Shepard, astronaut (born in 1923)
July 21st, 1998 (July 21 1998)DeathRobert Young, American actor (born in 1907)
July 21st, 1997 (July 21 1997)EventThe fully restored USS Constitution (aka "Old Ironsides") celebrates her 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
July 21st, 1995 (July 21 1995)EventThird Taiwan Strait Crisis: The People s Liberation Army begins firing missiles into the waters north of Taiwan.
July 21st, 1994 (July 21 1994)EventTony Blair is declared the winner of the leadership election of the British Labour Party, paving the way to him becoming Prime Minister in 1997.Tony Blair Quotes
July 21st, 1992 (July 21 1992)BirthRachael Flatt, American figure skater
July 21st, 1989 (July 21 1989)BirthJamie Waylett, British actor
July 21st, 1989 (July 21 1989)BirthRory Culkin, American actor
July 21st, 1989 (July 21 1989)BirthChris Gunter, Welsh footballer
July 21st, 1988 (July 21 1988)BirthChris Mitchell (footballer), Falkirk F.C Player
July 21st, 1986 (July 21 1986)DeathErnest Maas, American screenwriter (born in 1892)
July 21st, 1985 (July 21 1985)BirthVon Wafer, American basketball player
July 21st, 1984 (July 21 1984)BirthLiam Ridgewell, English footballer
July 21st, 1983 (July 21 1983)EventThe world s lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at ?89.2C (?129F).
July 21st, 1983 (July 21 1983)BirthEivor Palsdottir, Faroese singer
July 21st, 1983 (July 21 1983)BirthKellen Winslow II, American football player
July 21st, 1982 (July 21 1982)DeathDave Garroway, American television host (born in 1913)
July 21st, 1981 (July 21 1981)BirthTitus Bramble, English footballer
July 21st, 1981 (July 21 1981)BirthStefan Schumacher, German cyclist
July 21st, 1981 (July 21 1981)BirthBlake Lewis, American Idol finalist
July 21st, 1981 (July 21 1981)BirthJoaquin Sanchez, Spanish footballer
July 21st, 1980 (July 21 1980)BirthTailor James, Canadian model
July 21st, 1980 (July 21 1980)BirthC. C. Sabathia, American baseball player
July 21st, 1979 (July 21 1979)BirthDavid Carr, American football player
July 21st, 1979 (July 21 1979)BirthTamika Catchings, American basketball player
July 21st, 1978 (July 21 1978)BirthJosh Hartnett, American actor
July 21st, 1978 (July 21 1978)BirthJustin Bartha, American actor
July 21st, 1978 (July 21 1978)BirthDamian Marley, Jamacian musician
July 21st, 1978 (July 21 1978)BirthGary Teale, Scottish football player
July 21st, 1977 (July 21 1977)EventStart of a four day long Libyan-Egyptian War.
July 21st, 1976 (July 21 1976)EventChristopher Ewart-Biggs British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
July 21st, 1975 (July 21 1975)BirthMike Sellers, National Football League fullback
July 21st, 1974 (July 21 1974)BirthGeoff Jenkins, American baseball player
July 21st, 1973 (July 21 1973)EventIn the Lillehammer affair in Norway, Israeli Mossad agents kill a waiter whom they mistakenly thought was involved in 1972 s Munich Olympics Massacre.
July 21st, 1972 (July 21 1972)EventBloody Friday bombing by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) around Belfast, Northern Ireland22 bomb explosions, 9 people killed and 130 people seriously injured.
July 21st, 1972 (July 21 1972)DeathRalph Craig, American athlete (born in 1889)
July 21st, 1971 (July 21 1971)BirthEmmanuel Bangue, French long jumper
July 21st, 1971 (July 21 1971)BirthCharlotte Gainsbourg, French actress and singer
July 21st, 1971 (July 21 1971)BirthNuno Markl, Portuguese comedian and radio host
July 21st, 1970 (July 21 1970)EventAfter 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
July 21st, 1970 (July 21 1970)BirthShawn Stasiak, American professional wrestler
July 21st, 1970 (July 21 1970)DeathMikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (born in 1907)
July 21st, 1970 (July 21 1970)DeathBob Kalsu, American football player (born in 1945)
July 21st, 1969 (July 21 1969)EventNeil A. Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission.Neil Armstrong Quotes
July 21st, 1969 (July 21 1969)BirthEmerson Hart, American musician (Tonic)
July 21st, 1968 (July 21 1968)BirthBrandi Chastain, American soccer player
July 21st, 1968 (July 21 1968)BirthLyle Odelein, Canadian hockey player
July 21st, 1968 (July 21 1968)DeathRuth St. Denis, dancer and choreographer (born in 1878)
July 21st, 1967 (July 21 1967)DeathJimmie Foxx, baseball player (born in 1907)
July 21st, 1967 (July 21 1967)DeathAlbert Lutuli, South African politician, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
July 21st, 1967 (July 21 1967)DeathBasil Rathbone, English actor (born in 1892)
July 21st, 1966 (July 21 1966)BirthArija Bareikis, American actress
July 21st, 1965 (July 21 1965)BirthGudni Bergsson, Icelandic footballer
July 21st, 1965 (July 21 1965)BirthMike Bordick, American baseball player
July 21st, 1964 (July 21 1964)BirthJens Wei?flog, German ski jumper
July 21st, 1963 (July 21 1963)BirthKevin Poole, English footballer
July 21st, 1961 (July 21 1961)EventMercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4 MissionGus Grissom piloting "Liberty Bell 7" becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).
July 21st, 1961 (July 21 1961)BirthAmar Singh Chamkila, Punjabi folk singer
July 21st, 1961 (July 21 1961)Birth"Big" Jim Martin, American musician (Faith No More)
July 21st, 1960 (July 21 1960)EventSirimavo Bandaranaike becomes the first woman prime minister in the world, making her the first elected female national leader in the world (Sri Lanka).
July 21st, 1960 (July 21 1960)BirthLance Guest, American actor
July 21st, 1960 (July 21 1960)BirthFritz Walter, German footballer
July 21st, 1959 (July 21 1959)BirthPaul "Fatty" Vautin, Australian rugby league player
July 21st, 1957 (July 21 1957)BirthJon Lovitz, American comedian
July 21st, 1957 (July 21 1957)BirthGeorge Landress, American songwriter and music producer
July 21st, 1956 (July 21 1956)BirthMichael Connelly, American author
July 21st, 1955 (July 21 1955)BirthHowie Epstein, American musician (died in 2003)
July 21st, 1955 (July 21 1955)BirthTaco Ockerse, Indonesian singer
July 21st, 1954 (July 21 1954)EventFirst Indochina War: The Geneva Conference partitions Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
July 21st, 1953 (July 21 1953)BirthBrian Talbot, British footballer
July 21st, 1953 (July 21 1953)BirthJeff Fatt, Chinese Australian actor
July 21st, 1952 (July 21 1952)BirthJohn Barrasso, American politician, junior senator from Wyoming
July 21st, 1951 (July 21 1951)BirthRobin Williams, American comedian/actorRobin Williams Quotes
July 21st, 1950 (July 21 1950)BirthUbaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
July 21st, 1949 (July 21 1949)BirthAl Hrabosky, baseball player
July 21st, 1948 (July 21 1948)BirthEd Hinton, American sportswriter
July 21st, 1948 (July 21 1948)BirthYusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, English singer
July 21st, 1948 (July 21 1948)BirthGarry Trudeau, American cartoonist
July 21st, 1948 (July 21 1948)DeathArshile Gorky, Armenian-born American artist (born in 1904)
July 21st, 1946 (July 21 1946)BirthKenneth Starr, American lawyer
July 21st, 1946 (July 21 1946)BirthBarry Whitwam, British musician (Herman s Hermits)
July 21st, 1946 (July 21 1946)DeathGualberto Villarroel, President of Bolivia (born in 1908)
July 21st, 1945 (July 21 1945)BirthJohn Lowe, English darts player
July 21st, 1945 (July 21 1945)BirthLydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (died in 2008)
July 21st, 1944 (July 21 1944)EventWorld War II: Battle of GuamAmerican troops land on Guam starting the battle (ends on August 10).
July 21st, 1944 (July 21 1944)BirthTony Scott, British film director
July 21st, 1944 (July 21 1944)BirthPaul Wellstone, American politician (died in 2002)Paul Wellstone Quotes
July 21st, 1944 (July 21 1944)DeathClaus von Stauffenberg, German, leader of failed plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, by execution (born in 1907)Adolf Hitler Quotes
July 21st, 1944 (July 21 1944)DeathLudwig Beck, German Chief of Staff (born in 1880)
July 21st, 1943 (July 21 1943)BirthEdward Herrmann, American actor
July 21st, 1943 (July 21 1943)DeathCharlie Paddock, American athlete (born in 1900)
July 21st, 1941 (July 21 1941)DeathBohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (born in 1872)
July 21st, 1939 (July 21 1939)BirthJohn Negroponte, 1st United States Director of National Intelligence
July 21st, 1938 (July 21 1938)BirthAnton Kuerti, Canadian pianist, composer and conductor
July 21st, 1938 (July 21 1938)BirthJanet Reno, 79th United States Attorney General
July 21st, 1938 (July 21 1938)DeathOwen Wister, American author (born in 1860)
July 21st, 1935 (July 21 1935)BirthNorbert Blum, German politician
July 21st, 1935 (July 21 1935)BirthMoe Drabowsky, baseball player (died in 2006)
July 21st, 1933 (July 21 1933)BirthJohn Gardner, American author (died in 1982)
July 21st, 1932 (July 21 1932)BirthErnie Warlick, American football player
July 21st, 1932 (July 21 1932)DeathBill Gleason, late 19th century baseball player
July 21st, 1931 (July 21 1931)EventCBS s New York City station begins broadcasting the first regular seven days a week television schedule in the U.S.
July 21st, 1929 (July 21 1929)BirthBob Orton, American wrestler (died in 2006)
July 21st, 1928 (July 21 1928)BirthMarcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (died in 1998)
July 21st, 1926 (July 21 1926)BirthPaul Burke, American actor
July 21st, 1926 (July 21 1926)BirthNorman Jewison, Canadian film director
July 21st, 1926 (July 21 1926)BirthRahimuddin Khan, Pakistani general
July 21st, 1926 (July 21 1926)BirthKarel Reisz, British film director (died in 2002)
July 21st, 1926 (July 21 1926)BirthQueenie Watts, English actress (died in 1980)
July 21st, 1925 (July 21 1925)EventScopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
July 21st, 1925 (July 21 1925)BirthAnne Meacham, American actress
July 21st, 1924 (July 21 1924)BirthDon Knotts, American actor (died in 2006)
July 21st, 1923 (July 21 1923)BirthRudolph A. Marcus, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate
July 21st, 1922 (July 21 1922)BirthKay Starr, American singer
July 21st, 1920 (July 21 1920)BirthConstance Dowling, American actress (died in 1969)
July 21st, 1920 (July 21 1920)BirthIsaac Stern, Ukrainian-born violinist (died in 2001)
July 21st, 1911 (July 21 1911)BirthMarshall McLuhan, Canadian author (died in 1980)Marshall McLuhan Quotes
July 21st, 1908 (July 21 1908)BirthHarold "Jug" McSpaden, American professional golfer (died in 1996)
July 21st, 1903 (July 21 1903)BirthRoy Neuberger, American financierRic Berger Quotes
July 21st, 1899 (July 21 1899)BirthHart Crane, American poet (died in 1932)
July 21st, 1899 (July 21 1899)BirthErnest Hemingway, American writer, Nobel laureate (died in 1961)Ernest Hemingway Quotes
July 21st, 1899 (July 21 1899)DeathRobert G. Ingersoll, American politician and military officer (born in 1833)Robert G. Ingersoll Quotes
July 21st, 1893 (July 21 1893)BirthHans Fallada, German writer (died in 1947)
July 21st, 1889 (July 21 1889)DeathNelson Dewey, American politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (born in 1813)
July 21st, 1882 (July 21 1882)BirthDavid Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (died in 1967)
July 21st, 1880 (July 21 1880)BirthMilan Rastislav Stefanik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (died in 1919)
July 21st, 1880 (July 21 1880)DeathHiram Walden, American politician (born in 1800)
July 21st, 1877 (July 21 1877)EventAfter rioting by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers and the deaths of nine rail workers at the hands of the Maryland militia, workers in Pittsburgh stage a sympathy strike that is met with an assault by the state militia.
July 21st, 1873 (July 21 1873)EventAt Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger gang pull off the first successful train robbery in the American West.
July 21st, 1870 (July 21 1870)BirthEmil Orlik, Czech painter (died in 1932)
July 21st, 1865 (July 21 1865)EventIn the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots Dave Tutt dead in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.
July 21st, 1861 (July 21 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: First Battle of Bull RunAt Manassas Junction, Virginia, the first major battle of the war begins (Confederate victory).
July 21st, 1858 (July 21 1858)BirthLovis Corinth, German painter (died in 1925)
July 21st, 1858 (July 21 1858)BirthMaria Christina of Austria, queen of Spain (died in 1929)
July 21st, 1858 (July 21 1858)BirthAlfred Henry O Keeffe, New Zealand artist (died in 1941)
July 21st, 1831 (July 21 1831)EventInauguration of Leopold I of Belgium, first king of the Belgians.
July 21st, 1831 (July 21 1831)DeathBelgium: National holiday (inauguration of Leopold I, first king of the Belgians)
July 21st, 1816 (July 21 1816)BirthPaul Reuter, German-born British journalist and media owner (Reuters) (died in 1899)
July 21st, 1810 (July 21 1810)BirthHenri Victor Regnault, French chemist (died in 1878)
July 21st, 1798 (July 21 1798)DeathFrancois Sebastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal (born in 1733)
July 21st, 1796 (July 21 1796)DeathRobert Burns, Scottish poet (born in 1759)Robert Burns Quotes
July 21st, 1793 (July 21 1793)DeathBruni d Entrecasteaux, French explorer (born in 1739)
July 21st, 1774 (July 21 1774)EventRusso-Turkish War, 1768-1774: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war.
July 21st, 1718 (July 21 1718)EventTreaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.
July 21st, 1710 (July 21 1710)BirthPaul Mohring, German physician (died in 1792)
July 21st, 1693 (July 21 1693)BirthThomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (died in 1768)
July 21st, 1688 (July 21 1688)DeathJames Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (born in 1610)
July 21st, 1664 (July 21 1664)BirthMatthew Prior, English poet and diplomat (died in 1721)Matthew Prior Quotes
July 21st, 1620 (July 21 1620)BirthJean Picard, French astronomer (died in 1682)
July 21st, 1568 (July 21 1568)EventEighty Years War: Battle of JemmingenFernando Alvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alva defeats Louis of NassauAl Alvarez Quotes
July 21st, 1545 (July 21 1545)EventThe first landing of French troops onto the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight occurs.
July 21st, 1515 (July 21 1515)BirthPhilip Neri, Italian churchman (died in 1595)
July 21st, 1425 (July 21 1425)DeathManuel II Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor (born in 1350)
July 21st, 1403 (July 21 1403)EventBattle of Shrewsbury: King Henry IV of England defeats rebels to the north of the county town of Shropshire, England
July 21st, 1403 (July 21 1403)DeathHenry Percy, English soldier (killed in battle)
July 21st, 0356 (July 21 0356)EventA young man called Herostratus set fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
July 21st, 0285 (July 21 0285)EventDiocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler.

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