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Monday, July 21, 2014

This was 202nd 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

1861

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

1873

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

1925

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

1949

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

1970

The Aswan High Dam was opened in Egypt.

1998

Astronaut Alan Shepard died.

2002

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

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