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This was 203rd day of the year and 163 days remained in the year.

July 21 Birthdays

Ernest Hemingway
1899–1961, American novelist and short-story writer, born in Oak Park, Illinois; one of the great American writers of the 20th century.

Jean Picard
astronomer (1620)

Isaac Stern
violinist (1920)

John Gardner
writer (1933)

Janet Reno
U.S. Attornery General (1938)

Kenneth Starr
independent counsel (1946)

Garry Trudeau
political cartoonist (1948)

Robin Williams
comedian (1951)

July 21 in History


Confederate forces won victory at Bull Run in the first major battle of the Civil War.


The first train robbery west of the Mississippi was pulled off by Jesse James and his gang.


In the "Monkey Trial," John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee state law by teaching evolution.


The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.


The Aswan High Dam was opened in Egypt.


Astronaut Alan Shepard died.


WorldCom filed for bankruptcy, then the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

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