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Friday, July 21, 2017

This is 202nd day of the year and 163 days remain in the year.

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, then the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
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.
Robin Williams comedian
Kenneth Starr independent counsel
Janet Reno U.S. Attornery General
John Gardner writer
Garry Trudeau political cartoonist
Jean Picard astronomer
Isaac Stern violinist



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