TODAY IN HISTORY - July 21st

1846 - Mormons found 1st English settlement in California (San Joaquin Valley)
1925 - Monkey Trial ends-John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism
1969 - Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
2007 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the bestselling Harry Potter series is released.
2011 - NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1924 - Don Knotts, Morgantown WV, actor (Amdy Griffth Show, 3's Company)
1951 - Robin Williams, Chicago, Illinois, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting)
1957 - Jon Lovitz, Tarzana California, actor (SNL, League of their Own, Critic) 

GOODBYE TO:

1998 - Alan Shepard, astronaut (b. 1923)
1998 - Robert Young, American actor (b. 1907)

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