HISTORY
21 July 2021: This day in history

356 BC: Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World

365: Crete Earthquake followed by tsunami around the Eastern Mediterranean allegedly destroys Alexandria

1861: First Battle of Bull Run [Battle of First Manassas], 1st major battle of the US Civil War is fought near Manassas, Virginia, Confederate victory

1904: After 13 years, the 4,607-mile Trans-Siberian railway is completed

1925: John T. Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in the “Scopes monkey trial” in Dayton, Tennessee, fined $100 and costs

1954: Geneva Accords for Indochina signed, dividing French colonial territories into the countries of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), the State of Vietnam (South Vietnam), Cambodia, and Laos

1969: Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)

1970: Aswan High Dam opens in Egypt, enables human control of the flooding of the Nile

2015: On This Day changes its domain name and brand from HistoryOrb.com to OnThisDay.com

 

Source: Onthisday.com

 

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