A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on July 21st. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On July 21, 1864, Frances Clara Folsom was born in Buffalo, New York.
On July 21, 1865, a real life showdown resulting in face to face gunplay happened for the first time, the first of the classic duels we have come to know as a Wild West gunfight.
On July 21, 1904, Frenchman Louis Rigolly became the first person to speed past the 100 mph “barrier” when he accomplished the feat in his Gobron-Brillie race car at Ostende in Belgium.
On July 21, 1973, Israeli agents of the Mossad killed a waiter in Lillehammer, Norway, seeking revenge for the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre of Israeli athletes.
On July 21, 1989, Do the Right Thing, an American comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film, was released in the United States of America.
On July 21, 2017, the major motion picture, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, made its debut in theaters for fans of the European science fiction comic series Valerian and Laureline.
Supernatural mystery thriller fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Old on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM at Cinemark At Valley View & XD in Valley View, Ohio!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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