Historical Events for July 21

0356 BC -A young man called Herostratus set fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
1595 – Alvara Mendana discovers Marquesas Island
1831 – Belgium gains independence from Netherland, Leopold I made king
1836 – 1st Canadian Railroad opens, between Laprairie and St. John, Quebec
1897 – Tate Gallery opens in England
1898 – Spain cedes Guam to US
1919 – Anthony Fokker’s establishes airplane factory at Hamburg and Amsterdam
1925 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching    evolution in class and fined $100.
1928 – 1st woman to win an olympic gold medal – Halina Knonpacka of Poland
1947 – Indonesia begins 1st political election
1951 – Dalai Lama returns to Tibet
1954 – At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North and South Vietnam
1969 – Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission.
1990 – Pink Floyds’ “The Wall” is performed where the Berlin Wall once stood
2007 – Release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling the final book in the Harry Potter series.


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