Historical Events In July - 21
Monday, 03 October 2022
1990 Manuel Puig, Argentina writer (Buenos Aires Affair), dies at 57 on this day in history.
1991 Theodore Wilson, dies at 47 on July - 21.
1993 On this day in history henk Kersting, bureau chef (Associated Press-WW II), dies at 88
1994 Dorothy Collins, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67 on this day in history.
1995 On this day in history edwin "Russell" House, saxophonist, dies at 65
1996 On this day in history francis James Claude Piggott, soldier, dies at 85
1998 On July - 21 alan Shepard dies in Monterey, CA, at age 74. Shepard was the first American in space, and later commanded the Apollo 14 moon mission. He was the fifth person to walk on the lunar surface.
2005 A terrorist attack on London, similar to the July 7 attacks, includes 4 attempted bomb attacks on 3 Underground trains and a London bus. The bombs failed to explode properly, and only one injury was reported on this day in history.
2007 The final epic novel in J.K. Rowling's bestselling series Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released selling over 8 million copies in the first 24 hours on July - 21.
2007 U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure on July - 21.
2011 On July - 21 space Shuttle Atlantis lands successfully at Kennedy Space Center after completing STS-135, concluding NASA's space shuttle program.
2011 NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135 on this day in history.
2013 On this day in history 15 Egyptian Army soldiers are killed after their bus crashes into a truck on the Mediterranean Coast Highway
2014 On this day in history after 3 weeks, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has struck about 2,800 targets in Gaza, while Gaza has fired 1,497 rockets at Israel
2017 Singer Justin Bieber barred from performing in China by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture citing his "bad behavior" on July - 21.
2017 On July - 21 white House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns after opposing appointment of Anthony Scaramucci
2018 On this day in history india scraps tax on sanitary products after campaign by activists
2018 On this day in history re-boot of TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" announced with creator Joss Whedon as executive producer
2019 Marvel announces 10 new superhero films at Comic Con including Blade with Mahershala Ali, Natalie Portman as a female Thor and first Asian American super hero film Shang-Chi on this day in history.
2019 On July - 21 a mob of over 100 suspected triad members dressed in white and armed with batons attack commuters indiscriminately at MTR Yuen Long station in Hong Kong, injuring 45, including a pro-democracy legislator and a pregnant woman. Hong Kong police have been accused of allowing the violence to happen due to their delayed response and decision to limit emergency services in the area. (The Guardian) (SCMP)
2020 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] European leaders agree to create a €750 billion (US$858 billion) recovery fund to rebuild EU economies impacted by the pandemic.
2021 The International Olympic Committee awards Brisbane the right to host the 2032 Summer Olympics on this day in history.