July 21 – On This Day In History

21 July

What happened today in history?

  • 356 BC – The Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the World) is destroyed by fire.
  • 1861 – First Battle of Bull Run (American Civil War) is fought at Manassas Junction, Virginia. The Confederate army is victorious.
  • 1970 – The Aswan Dam (Egypt) is completed.
  • 2007Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling is published. It sells 15 million copies in 24 hours.

Who was born today?

  • 1899 – Ernest Hemingway – American writer.
  • 1934 – Jonathan Miller – English doctor, actor, artist and director.

 

Who died today?

  • 1403 – Henry Percy – English nobelman.
  • 1796 – Robert Burns – Scottish poet.

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