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  • Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
    Monday Jul 21, 1919

    Red Summer

    Norfolk riot

    Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
    Monday Jul 21, 1919

    In Norfolk, Virginia, a white mob attacked a homecoming celebration for African-American veterans of World War I. At least 6 people were shot, and the local police called in Marines and Navy personnel to restore order.




  • Chicago, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 21, 1951

    Robin Williams

    Birth

    Chicago, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 21, 1951

    Robin McLaurin Williams was born at St. Luke's Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois on July 21, 1951. His father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a senior executive in Ford Motor Company's Lincoln-Mercury Division. His mother, Laurie McLaurin, was a former model from Jackson, Mississippi. Through her, he was a great-great-grandson of Mississippi senator and governor Anselm J. McLaurin. Williams had two elder half-brothers; paternal half-brother Robert (also known as Todd) and maternal half-brother McLaurin. He had English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French, and German ancestry.




  • The Moon
    Monday Jul 21, 1969

    Neil Armstrong

    The Second human to walk on the Moon

    The Moon
    Monday Jul 21, 1969

    About 19 minutes after Armstrong's first step, Aldrin joined him on the surface, becoming the second human to walk on the Moon. They began their tasks of investigating how easily a person could operate on the lunar surface. Armstrong unveiled a plaque commemorating the flight, and with Aldrin, planted the flag of the United States.




  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 21, 1993

    Microsoft

    Easier Windows

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 21, 1993

    The company was at work on a 32-bit OS, Microsoft Windows NT. It shipped on July 21, 1993, with a new modular kernel and the Win32 application programming interface (API), making porting from 16-bit (MS-DOS-based) Windows easier.




  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 21, 2002

    Dwayne Johnson

    Vengeance (2002)

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 21, 2002

    The Rock was named the number one contender for the WWE Undisputed Championship, which he won for a record-setting seventh time at Vengeance, on July 21, by defeating Kurt Angle and then-champion The Undertaker in a Triple Threat match.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 21, 2010

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 21, 2010

    July 21, 2010, Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 21, 2010

    Mark Zuckerberg

    500 million-user mark

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 21, 2010

    On July 21, 2010, Zuckerberg reported that the Facebook reached the 500 million-user mark.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Friday Jul 21, 2017

    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin was trading at $2,748

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Friday Jul 21, 2017

    On 21 July 2017, bitcoin was trading at $2,748, up 52% from 14 July 2017's $1,835.


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