Thursday, 21 July 2016


Historical events that took place on the 21st of July

1866: Cholera epidemic killed hundreds of people in London

1880: A compressed air accident left 20 workers on the Hudson River tunnel in New York dead

1928: Halina Knonpacka of Poland became the 1st woman to win an Olympic gold medal

1947:  Indonesia began its 1st political election

1952: 14 people were killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Kern County, California

1962: 160 civil right activists were jailed after a demonstration in Georgia

1965: Iran, Turkey and Pakistan signed a Regional Co-Operation pact

1969: Neil Armstrong stepped on Moon

1972: 57 murders occurred in a day In New York

1972: 76 people were killed in Seville, Spain after 2 passenger trains collided head-on

1984: The 1st case of a robot killing a human in the United State was recorded

2011: The heat wave in the United States led to the death of 24 people across the country

2015: Los Angeles County in the United States voted to raise the minimum wage from $9/hour to $15/hour for county workers and employees working in unincorporated areas of the county






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