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July 21st is a unique day where various interests and concerns converge to be observed and celebrated in different, sometimes quirky, ways.The day offers a chance to pause and engage in activities that might not be part of our everyday routine.

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Interesting Facts of July 21st

  1. 1. American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon's surface on July 21, 1969 as part of NASA's Apollo 11 mission. Around 20 minutes later, Buzz Aldrin joined him, marking an extraordinary achievement in space exploration.
  2. 2. July 21 is the day Belgium celebrates its National Day, which commemorates the ascension of Leopold of Saxe-Coburg to the throne in 1831, after the country gained independence from the Netherlands.
  3. 3. Ernest Hemingway, the famous American author known for works such as "A Farewell to Arms" and "The Old Man and the Sea," was born on July 21, 1899. He is remembered as one of the great writers of the 20th century.
  4. 4. In 1861, the First Battle of Bull Run, also known as the First Battle of Manassas – the first major battle of the American Civil War – took place near Manassas, Virginia. It was a Confederate victory and dispelled the illusion that the war would be a short conflict.