On This Day

July 21, 1976 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Philadelphia
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Cori Bush, American politician, nurse and activist, first African American woman representative from Missouri, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Deaths in History

  • Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to Ireland, assassinated
1976 in History