On This Day in History for July 21 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 137 of 137

  • 1976 Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, and his secretary Judith Cook are assassinated by a bomb planted by the Provisional IRA in his car in Dublin
  • 1977 Libyan-Egyptian border fights
  • 1977 Sri Lanka premier Bandaranaike loses election
  • 1978 Bolivian military coup under general Juan Pereda, president Hugo Banzer flees
  • 1978 US Postal Service & unions agree on a contract averting mail strike
  • 1978 World's strongest dog, 80-kg St Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 m
  • 1979 National Women's Hall of Fame (Seneca Falls, NY) dedicated
  • 1980 Jean-Claude Droyer climbs Eiffel Tower in 2 hrs 18 mins
  • 1981 Australia set 130 to win, all out 111 at Headingley Willis 8-43
  • 1982 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1983 Polish government ends 19 months of martial law
  • 1983 Storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park
  • 1983 US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
  • 1984 Marita Koch of E Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s
  • 1984 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1985 Amina Fakir (Detroit), 23, crowned 18th Miss Black America
  • 1986 Pleasure Island plans unveiled
  • 1988 ESA's Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)
  • 1988 Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis accepts Democratic nomination for president
  • 1989 Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors
  • 1990 Goodwill Games opens in Seattle Wash
  • 1991 Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America
  • 1991 Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, & Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
  • 1994 Tony Blair is declared the winner of the leadership election of the British Labour Party, paving the way for him to become Prime Minister in 1997.
  • 1995 Brian Lara completes a pair for West Indians v Kent
  • 1997 NY Yank Mike Whiton held in Milwaukee on charges of sexual assault
  • 1997 The fully restored USS Constitution (aka "Old Ironsides") celebrates her 200th birthday, setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
  • 2002 Telecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the largest such filing in United States history.
  • 2004 The United Kingdom government publishes Delivering Security in a Changing World, a paper detailing wide-ranging reform of the country's armed forces.
  • 2005 Four terrorist bomber target London's public transportation system, exactly two weeks after the July 7 bombings, All four bombs fail to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers are captured

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2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide. 11 million copies sell in 24 hrs

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • 2008 Bosnian-Serb war criminal Radovan Karadžić is arrested in Serbia and is indicted by the UN's ICTY tribunal.
  • 2011 NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.
  • 2013 15 Egyptian Army soldiers are killed after their bus crashes into a truck on the Mediterranean Coast Highway
  • 2013 12 people are killed in a clash between two Muslim families in Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • 2014 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
  • 2015 HistoryOrb.com becomes OnThisDay.com

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