Historical Events on July 21 (Part 2)

Event of Interest

2021 President Xi Jinping arrives in Tibet in first official visit by a Chinese leader in 30 years

  • 2021 World's fastest train debuts, a Chinese state-owned maglev bullet train, with speeds of 600 kilometers per hour (373 miles) in Qingdao, China [1]
  • 2022 First polio case since 2013 reported in Rockford county, New York [1]
  • 2022 UK records temperatures over 40C (104F) for the first time (record 40.3C at Coningsby) amid an extreme heatwave across much of Europe [1]
  • 2023 2,000 year old stone slab, used to grind spices, unearthed in Óc Eo, south Vietnam, is earliest evidence of curry in Southeast Asia (still smells of nutmeg) [1]