On This Day: July 21st

This is 203rd day of the year and 163 days remain in the year.

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.
July 21 Birthdays
Ernest Hemingway1899–1961, American novelist and short-story writer, born in Oak Park, Illinois; one of the great American writers of the 20th century.
Robin Williamscomedian
Kenneth Starrindependent counsel
Janet RenoU.S. Attornery General
John Gardnerwriter
Garry Trudeaupolitical cartoonist
Jean Picardastronomer
Isaac Sternviolinist

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