July 1921 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 The Communist Party of China is founded and Chen Duxiu elected its leader

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Jul 2 Warren G. Harding signs a joint congressional resolution declaring the official end of war with Germany

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Jul 11 Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)
  • Jul 12 Indians (9) & Yankees (7) combine for an AL record 16 doubles
  • Jul 14 Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted in Dedham Massachusetts, of killing their shoe company's paymaster
  • Jul 14 Sacco & Vanzetti Trial: Sacco and Vanzetti are convicted murder and sentenced to death

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Jul 16 Encouraged by the British, King Constantine of Greece launches a drive to take Asia Minor from nationalists under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • Jul 18 Black Sox trial begins in Chicago

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Jul 20 Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the floor of US House of Representatives

2nd Woman Elected to Congress and Educator Alice Mary Robertson
2nd Woman Elected to Congress and Educator
Alice Mary Robertson
  • Jul 21 Indians (9) & Yankees (7) hit a record 16 doubles
  • Jul 21 To prove his contention that air power is superior to sea power, US Colonel William Mitchell demonstrates how bombs from planes can sink a captured German battleship
  • Jul 23 Chinese communist party forms under guidance of Henk Sneevliet
  • Jul 27 2nd government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms

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Jul 27 Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto

  • Jul 29 New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium)

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Jul 29 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jul 30 The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) forms; the party changed its name to the South African Communist Party (SACP) in 1953, after it had been forced underground

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (1966-80), born in Serowe, Botswana (d. 1980)
  • Jul 4 Gérard Debreu, French-American economist (Nobel 1983), born in Calais, France (d. 2004)

Person of interestNancy Reagan

Jul 6 Nancy Reagan [Anne Frances Robbins], US First Lady (1981-89), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan

Person of interestDmitri Polyakov

Jul 6 Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, born in Ukraine (d. 1988)

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov
  • Jul 7 Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
  • Jul 9 Jacob J. Hage, Dutch farmer and WW II resistance fighter
  • Jul 10 Harvey Ball, American inventor and designer of a popular smiley graphic picture, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2001)
  • Jul 13 Friedrich Peter, Austrian poltitician (d. 2005)
  • Jul 14 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist
  • Jul 14 Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)
  • Jul 14 Sixto Durán Ballén, Ecuadorian politician, President of Ecuador (1992-96), born in Boston, America (d. 2016)
  • Jul 16 Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1996)
  • Jul 16 Bernard W. Rogers, United States Army general who served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, born in Fairview, Kansas (d. 2008)

Person of interestJohn Glenn

Jul 18 John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), born in Cambridge, Ohio (d. 2016)

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Jul 19 Rosalyn Yalow, American medical physicist (Nobel 1977), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Jul 22 William V Roth Jr, (Sen-R-Delaware, 1971- )
  • Jul 23 David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
  • Jul 23 Harry Hookway, Chief Executive of the British Library (1973-84) (d. 2014)
  • Jul 23 Peter Twiss, British test pilot (breaking the World Air Speed Record and being the first person to exceed 1,000 mph in flight), born in Lindfield, Sussex (d. 2011)
  • Jul 25 John Christopherson, English artist and collector, born in Blackheath, London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 29 Aled Eames, Welsh maritime historian, born in Llandudno (d. 1996)
  • Jul 30 Jacques Van der Schueren, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, born in Aalst, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • Jul 31 Whitney M Young Jr, civil rights leader, head of Urban League
  • Jul 31 Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International, born in London (d. 2005)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 11 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist and inventor, dies at 75