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Notable Historical Events for July 21st

1944Field Marshal Günther von Kluge warns Hitler of impending collapse of front in Normandy

1973Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR

1974US House Judiciary approves two Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon

1989Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title

1971Sam Giancana returns to the United States after spending seven years of exile in Mexico

1969Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)

1979108th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 283 at Royal Lytham

1669John Locke's Constitution of English colony Carolina approved

1798Napoleon Bonaparte wins Battle of Pyramids in Egypt

1873Jesse James & James Younger gang's 1st train robbery (Adair Iowa)

July 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 21st

1911Marshall McLuhan, Canada, writer (Medium is the Massage)

1899Ernest Hemingway, Oak Park Illinois, author ('for whom the bell tolled... ', Nobel 1954), (d. 1961)

1951Robin Williams, Chicago, Illinois, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting)

1948Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], London, rock vocalist (Peace Train)

July 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 21st

1945Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (54) weds Kay Marvis

2010Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr (27) weds British actor Orlando Bloom (33) in a secret ceremony

July 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 21st

1796Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), dies at 37

1967Basil Rathbone, actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies of heart attack at 75

July 21st Deaths
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