TODAY IN HISTORY - July 21st:

1873 - Jesse James & James Younger gang's 1st train robbery (Adair Iowa)
1974 - US House Judiciary approves two Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon
1989 - Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title

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2007 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide. 11 million copies sell in 24 hrs

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1899 - Ernest Hemingway, Oak Park Illinois, author ('for whom the bell tolled... ', Nobel 1954), (d. 1961)
1924 - Don Knotts, Morgantown WV, actor (Amdy Griffth Show, 3's Company)
1938 - Janet Reno, US attorney general (1993- )
1948 - Garry Trudeau, political cartoonist (Doonesbury)
1951 - Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), born in Chicago, Illinois
1957 - Jon Lovitz, Tarzana California, actor (SNL, League of their Own, Critic)

GOODBYE TO:

1796 - Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), dies at 37
1967 - Basil Rathbone, actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies of heart attack at 75

1998 - Alan Shepard, astronaut (b. 1923)

1998 - Robert Young, American actor (b. 1907)

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