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July 21st In Pop Culture History

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 what is considered as 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, as well as 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 the Illinois Trust and Savings Building in Chicago, 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 go into space.

1973 - #1 Hit July 21, 1973 - August 3, 1973: Jim Croce - Bad, 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).

1990 - #1 Hit July 21, 1990 - August 3, 1990: Glenn Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown - She Ain't Worth It

July 21, 2006 - Read It and Weep aired on The Disney Channel

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

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

July 21st Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Blake Lewis (1981)
Josh Hartnett (1978)
Robin Williams (1952)
Garry Trudeau (1949)
Ali Landry (1973)
Don Knotts (1924)
Ernest Hemingway (1899)
Cat Stevens (1948)
Joan of Arc heard voices too. 

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