Momentous events in history: 21 July 2018


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On this day, July 21 – the most interesting thing that has happened in Ukraine and the world!


Belgium – national day.

GUAM – the Day of freedom.

The day of the appearance of the icon of the Mother of God of Kazan (1579).


1822 – the creation of the First Mexican Empire.

1831 – coronation of Leopold I, first king of Belgium.

1960 – the crash of Il-12 in Minsk. 8 people were killed.

1963 — the election of Paul VI, Pope.

1969 – American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin as part of the flight “Apollo 11” on the surface of the moon.

1970 – over the 11-year construction of the Aswan dam in Egypt.

1973 – launch of the “Mars-4”.

1983 – at the Antarctic station “Vostok” was recorded the lowest temperature on the planet over the entire history of observations of -89,2 °C .

2007 edition of the seventh book about Harry Potter “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in English.

Born on this day:

356 BC Alexander the great, Macedonian king, General.

1620 Jean Picard, French astronomer.

1899 Ernest Hemingway, American writer.

1906 Elena Teliga, Ukrainian poet, literary critic, leader of the Ukrainian culture.

1907 Oleg Olzhych (real name Oleg Kandyba), Ukrainian poet, archaeologist and political figure (died in Sachsenhausen concentration camp).

1948 Mikhail Zadornov, Soviet and Russian satirist, playwright, actor.

1951 Robin Williams, American actor.

1971 Nonna Grishaeva, Russian movie and theatre actress, TV presenter, Honored artist of Russia.


1796 Robert burns, Scottish poet, folklorist.

1941 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer.

1990 Sergei Paradjanov, the Soviet film Director and screenwriter, people’s artist of Ukraine and Armenia.

2004 Edward Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel laureate.

2006 TA MOK, Cambodian politician, the last leader of the Khmer Rouge.


Alexander, Dmitry, Nikolai, Fyodor.