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Notable Historical Events for July 21st

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

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

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

2013142nd British Golf Open: Phil Mickelson shoots a 281 at Muirfield Golf Links

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

1944British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery

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

1865In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.

1669John Locke's Constitution of English colony Carolina approved

285Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler.

July 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 21st

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

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

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

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

July 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 21st

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

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

July 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 21st

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

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

July 21st Deaths
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