July 21 Holidays

July 21 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | July 21 Calendar

July 21th Daily Holidays include:

  • Department of Veterans Administration Created
  • Invite an Alien to Live With You Day
  • Legal Drinking Age Day
  • Lowest Recorded Temperature Day – (-128.6 F in Antarctica)
  • Monkey Day – July 21 (Re: Court Case about Evolution)
  • National Be Someone Day
  • National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day
  • National Junk Food Day
  • National Lamington Day
  • National Tug of War Tournament Day
  • No Pet Store Puppies Day
  • Take a Monkey to Lunch Day

July 21: Famous Birthdays

  • July 21, 1816 – Paul Reuter, German-English journalist who founded Reuters (d. 1899)
  • July 21, 1899 – Ernest Hemingway, American novelist, short story writer and journalist (d. 1961)
  • July 21, 1948 – Cat Stevens, English singer, and songwriter
  • July 21, 1948 – Garry Trudeau, American cartoonist (Doonsebury)
  • July 21, 1951 – Robin Williams, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2014)

July 21: Historical Events

  • July 21, 356 BC – One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus is destroyed by arson
  • July 21, 1861 – The first major battle of the American Civil War begins at Manassas Junction, Virginia with a win for the Confederate Army
  • July 21, 1865 – The first western showdown occurs in Springfield, Missouri when Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt
  • July 21, 1873 – The first successful train robbery occurs in Adair, Iowa when Jesse James and the James-Younger Gain rob the train
  • July 21, 1907 – The passenger steamer SS Columbia collides with the steam schooner San Pedro off Shelter Cove, CA and sinks killing 88 people
  • July 21, 1944 – During World War II, American troops land on Guam and start a battle that will go on under August 10th
  • July 21, 1949 – The U.S. Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty
  • July 21, 1952 – A 7.3 mw earthquake hits Kern County in Southern California killing 12 and injuring hundreds
  • July 21, 1959 – The first nuclear-powered cargo passenger ship, the NS Savannah is launched
  • July 21, 1969 – Astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon
  • July 21, 1970 – The Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed after 11 years of construction
  • July 21, 1972 – 22 bombs are detonated by the Provisional IRA in Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing nine and injuring 130
  • July 21, 1983 – The world’s lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at -128.6 degrees F

July 21: Music Events

  • July 21, 1987 – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Ain’t That a Shame, and Crackin’ Up are recorded by Paul McCartney
  • July 21, 1997 – Jewel appears on the cover of Time Magazine
  • July 21, 1999 – Charley Pride receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • July 21, 2001 – Lauryn Hill tapes her MTV Unplugged Special

July 21: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for July 21 is Cancer.

July Birthstone:

What is the July Birthstone? Ruby

The July birthstones are Rubies. Ruby birthstone is a sight to behold. Its deep red hue, with a hint of purple, is known as “pigeon’s blood” in the trade. It’s a variety of the mineral corundum, and its color comes from trace amounts of chromium. The more chromium, the deeper the red.


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