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  • Crete, Greece
    Saturday Jul 21, 356

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    365 Crete Earthquake

    Crete, Greece
    Saturday Jul 21, 356

    The 365 Crete earthquake occurred at about sunrise on 21 July 365 in the Eastern Mediterranean, with an assumed epicentre near Crete. Geologists today estimate the undersea earthquake to have been a magnitude 8.0 or higher. The Crete earthquake was followed by a tsunami which devastated the southern and eastern coasts of the Mediterranean, particularly Libya, Alexandria and the Nile Delta, killing thousands and hurling ships 3 km (1.9 mi) inland.




  • Giza, Egypt
    Saturday Jul 21, 1798

    Napoleon

    Battle of the Pyramids

    Giza, Egypt
    Saturday Jul 21, 1798

    Napoleon fought on 21 July, the Battle of the Pyramids.




  • 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.




  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Wednesday Jul 21, 1920

    Irish War of Independence

    Loyalists marched on the Harland and Wolff shipyards

    Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Wednesday Jul 21, 1920

    On 21 July 1920, partly in response to the killing of Smyth and partly because of competition over jobs due to the high unemployment rate, loyalists marched on the Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast and forced over 7,000 Catholic and left-wing Protestant workers from their jobs. Sectarian rioting broke out in response in Belfast and Derry, resulting in about 40 deaths and many Catholics and Protestants being expelled from their homes.




  • Ferrol, Galicia, Spain
    Tuesday Jul 21, 1936

    Spanish Civil War

    Nationalists captured the central Spanish naval base

    Ferrol, Galicia, Spain
    Tuesday Jul 21, 1936

    On 21 July, the fifth day of the rebellion, the Nationalists captured the central Spanish naval base, located in Ferrol, Galicia.




  • 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.




  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Jul 21, 1954

    First Indochina War

    The International Geneva Conference

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Jul 21, 1954

    At the International Geneva Conference on July 21, 1954, the new socialist French government and the Việt Minh made an agreement which effectively gave the Việt Minh control of North Vietnam above the 17th parallel. The south continued under Bảo Đại. The agreement was denounced by the State of Vietnam and by the United States. A year later, Bảo Đại would be deposed by his prime minister, Ngô Đình Diệm, creating the Republic of Vietnam.


  • Cuba
    Thursday Jul 21, 1966

    Che Guevara

    To Cuba

    Cuba
    Thursday Jul 21, 1966

    As Guevara prepared for Bolivia, he secretly traveled back to Cuba on July 21, 1966 to visit Castro.


  • 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.


  • Aztec Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Jul 21, 1970

    Pelé

    1970 World Cup

    Aztec Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Jul 21, 1970

    Pele won World Cup 1970 against Italy 4-1


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Jul 21, 1992

    Bosnian War

    Military Cooperation

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Jul 21, 1992

    On 21 July 1992, the Agreement on Friendship and Cooperation was signed by Tuđman and Izetbegović, establishing a military cooperation between the two armies.


  • 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.


  • England, U.K.
    Monday Jul 21, 2014

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Announcement of Second Pregnancy

    England, U.K.
    Monday Jul 21, 2014

    On 21 July 2014, it was announced that the Duchess would be making her first solo trip, visiting the island of Malta on 20–21 September 2014, when the island was celebrating its 50th independence anniversary. However, her trip was cancelled, with the Duke taking her place, after the announcement of her second pregnancy in early September.


  • 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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