Today in History, English
Today in History, English

82501July 21Event1949 – The United States Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty.
82502July 21Event1954 – First Indochina War: The Geneva Conference partitions Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
82503July 21Event1959 – NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" initiative.
82504July 21Event1959 – Elijah Jerry "Pumpsie" Green becomes the first African-American to play for the Boston Red Sox, the last team to integrate. He came in as a pinch runner for Vic Wertz and stayed in as shortstop in a 2–1 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
82505July 21Event1961 – Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4 Mission: Gus Grissom piloting Liberty Bell 7 becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).
82506July 21Event1970 – After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
82507July 21Event1972 – The Troubles: Bloody Friday: The Provisional IRA detonate 22 bombs in central Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom in the space of 80 minutes, killing nine and injuring 130.
82508July 21Event1973 – In the Lillehammer affair in Norway, Israeli Mossad agents kill a waiter whom they mistakenly thought was involved in the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre.
82509July 21Event1976 – Christopher Ewart-Biggs, the British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
82510July 21Event1977 – The start of the four-day-long Libyan–Egyptian War.
82511July 21Event1983 – The world's lowest temperature in an inhabited location is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).
82512July 21Event1995 – Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: The People's Liberation Army begins firing missiles into the waters north of Taiwan.
82513July 21Event2001 – At the conclusion of a fireworks display on Okura Beach in Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan, 11 people are killed and more than 120 are injured when a pedestrian footbridge connecting the beach to JR Asagiri Station becomes overcrowded and people leaving the e
82514July 21Event2008 – Ram Baran Yadav is declared the first president of Nepal.
82515July 21Event2011 – NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.
82516July 21Event2012 – Erden Eruç completes the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
82517July 21Birth1620 – Jean Picard, French astronomer (d. 1682)
82518July 21Birth1664 – Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat, British Ambassador to France (d. 1721)
82519July 21Birth1693 – Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1768)
82520July 21Birth1710 – Paul Möhring, German physician, botanist, and zoologist (d. 1792)
82521July 21Birth1783 – Charles Tristan, marquis de Montholon, French general (d. 1853)
82522July 21Birth1808 – Simion Bărnuțiu, Romanian historian, academic, and politician (d. 1864)
82523July 21Birth1810 – Henri Victor Regnault, French chemist and physicist (d. 1878)
82524July 21Birth1816 – Paul Reuter, German-English journalist, founded Reuters (d. 1899)
82525July 21Birth1851 – Sam Bass, American criminal (d. 1878)
82526July 21Birth1858 – Maria Christina of Austria (d. 1929)
82527July 21Birth1858 – Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
82528July 21Birth1858 – Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand painter and educator (d. 1941)
82529July 21Birth1863 – C. Aubrey Smith, English-American cricketer and actor (d. 1948)
82530July 21Birth1870 – Emil Orlík, Czech painter, etcher, and lithographer (d. 1932)

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