July 21: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1669 - John Locke's Constitution for English colony Carolina was approved.
- In 1831, Belgium became an independent nation, proclaiming Leopold I as King.
- In 1873, Jesse James and his gang rob their first train.
- In 1928, the first woman to win an olympic gold medal, Halina Knonpacka of Poland.
- In 1997, the 200-year-old USS Constitution sails under its own power.
- Famous Birthdays: Ernest Hemingway (novelist), Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens, singer), Garry Trudeau (cartoonist), Jon Lovitz (actor, comedian), Brandi Chastain (athlete - soccer)
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