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On This Day — July 21

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July 21st is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 163 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

Important historical events include in 365, a large earthquake that occurred near Crete and its subsequent tsunamicaused widespread destruction throughout the eastern Mediterranean region.

Other historical incidents occurring on the day are in 1877,  during the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, much of central Pittsburgh was burned and looted in the Pittsburgh railway riots.

Also, in 2007 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the popular Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, was released and sold 15 million copies in its first 24 hours, making it the fastest-selling book in history.

Cat Stevens turns… 69
Profession: Singer
Awards: N/A


Charlotte Gainsbourg turns… 46

Profession: The Tree Actress
Awards: César Awards x2


Jaime Murray turns… 41
Profession: Defiance Actress
Awards: N/A


Josh Hartnett turns… 39

Profession: Penny Dreadful Actor
Awards: N/A


Juno Temple turns… 28
Profession: Vinyl Actress
Awards: BAFTA Rising Star Award x1

Happy Birthday to all July 21st babies from the Gossip Life!

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