July 21 in History

July 21 in Pop Culture History

July 21st is…
Collie Day
Be Someone Day
Dachshund Day
Invite an Alien to Live With You Day
Junk Food Day
No Pet Store Puppies Day
Take a Monkey to Lunch Day

356 BC – The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was destroyed by arson.

1865 – In Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in the first Western showdown.

1873 – Near Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang pulled off the first successful train robbery in the ‘American Old West.’

1902 – Willis Carrier showed his air conditioner concept in Buffalo, New York.

1918 – German submarine attacked Orleans, Massachusetts, hitting a tugboat and four barges and striking the beach with shells. This was the only time that the continental United States was shelled during World War I.

1919 – The dirigible Wingfoot Air Express crashed into Chicago’s Illinois Trust and Savings Building, killing 12 people.

1925 – In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.

1949 – The United States Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty (NATO).

1952 (Earthquake) California/Arizona/Nevada

1961 – Gus Grissom piloting Liberty Bell 7, became the second American to enter space.

#1 Hit July 21, 1973 – August 3, 1973: Jim CroceBad, Bad Leroy Brown

1983 – The world’s lowest temperature in an inhabited location was recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica (-128.6 °F, -89.2 °C).

1989 – Shag: The Movie and UHF debuted in theaters.

#1 Hit July 21, 1990 – August 3, 1990: Glenn Medeiros featuring Bobby BrownShe Ain’t Worth It

1995 – Clueless, Kids and Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home were released in theaters.

2000 – What Lies Beneath. Loser and Pokemon: The Movie 2000 debuted in theaters.

2006 – Monster House, Clerks II, My Super Ex-Girlfriend and Lady in the Water were released in theaters.

2011 – NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.

2012 – Erden Eruç completed the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world via several boats.

#1 Hit July 21, 2018 – September 28, 2018: Drake – In My Feelings