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  1. July 21, 2014, Research was published that showed how scientists from Temple University were able to permanently delete the HIV virus from human DNA—snipping out the gene, and allowing the cell’s repair machinery to take over, soldering the genome back together—resulting in virus-free cells.

  2. Although we picture the Founding Fathers as old men, many were quite young. By July 4th, 1776, Aaron Burr was 20, Alexander Hamilton, 21; James Madison, 25; John Jay, 29; and Thomas Jefferson, 33.

  3. Pope Paul VI spent the night of July 20,21 1969 watching the moon through a telescope of the Vatican Observatory during the first moon landing. Afterward, he praised the achievement by writing at length about the event

  4. On July 17, 1914, New York Giants outfielder Red Murray caught a fly ball to end a 21 inning marathon game. As he caught the ball, he was struck by lightning and knocked unconscious.

  5. On July 17, 1914, New York giants outfielder Red Murray caught a fly ball to end a 21 inning marathon game. As he caught the ball, he was struck by lightning and knocked unconscious. He did hold on to the ball, and the game was over.

  6. Nurse shark is ovoviviparous species (eggs develop inside the female's body). Female gives birth to 21 to 28 babies (pups) after pregnancy of 6 months. Babies are usually born during the June and July. They are 12 inches long at birth and covered with light-colored spots. Female is ready to reproduce once again after a pause of 18 months.

  7. An unmanned Russian spacecraft crashed on the moon on July 21, 1969 - while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were still walking on the surface.

  8. When Michelangelo was 21 he went to Rome. On July 4th, 1496 that same year he began a commissioned piece for Cardinal Raffaele Riario. It was a larger-than-life-size statue of Bacchus, the Roman wine god.

  9. Despite the Union loss at the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861, Burnside led his men with distinction and was promoted to the rank of brigadier general on August 6,

  10. Following his performance at the First Battle of Bull Run, Beauregard was promoted to full general on July 21, 1861.

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Russian historiography still claims that the baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) voluntarily asked for annexation to the Soviet Union on 21 July 1940

President Truman wanted the test to coincide with the Potsdam Conference, which took place from July 18 to 21. Truman, who was much more anti-communist than Roosevelt, wanted the test to serve as a warning to Stalin and the Soviet Union just as much as an inducement to the Japanese to end the war.

In July 1922 when Fermi was 21 he submitted his thesis "a theorem on probability and some of its applications" and was awarded the laurea.

I learned that David Bowie's "Space Oddity" was released as a single ten days *before* Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon on July 21, 1969.

On July 21, 1970, Bob Kalsu, a guard for the Buffalo Bills, became the only American professional athlete to die in combat in Vietnam.

Sergeant Stubby (July 21, 1916 – March 16, 1926) is the most decorated war dog of World War I, and the only dog to be nominated for rank and then promoted to sergeant through combat. He was the official mascot of the US’ 102nd Infantry Regiment

That, on 21 July 1918, a German submarine attacked Orleans, Massachusetts, hitting a tugboat and four barges, as well as striking the beach with shells. This was the only time that the continental United States was shelled during World War I.

P.T. was appointed full general in the Confederate Army on July 21.

Until July 2015, there were 102 small chunks or enclaves of Indian territory within Bangladesh. Those territories in turn contained 21 Bangladeshi counter-enclaves, one of which contained an Indian counter-counter-enclave

That, on July 4, 1776, Andrew Jackson was 9 years old, James Monroe was 18, Alexander Hamilton was 21, James Madison was 25, and Thomas Jefferson was 33. King George III was 38, George Washington was 44, and Benjamin Franklin was 70.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

On July 21, 1879, LDS missionaries Rudger Clawson and Joseph Standing were surrounded in Varnell, Georgia by an angry mob of anti-Mormons. The mob killed Standing and tried to do the same to Clawson who then said "Shoot!" The mob soon fled due to Clawson's defiance and willingness to face them.

July 21 was declared Hand Job Day (named as such because the Japanese word for masturbation — onanii — is a pun on the number 07.21)

Even though we picture the Founding Fathers as older men, a few of them were quite young. By July 4, 1776 James Madison was 25, Alexander Hamilton was 21, and Arron Burr was only 20 years old.

July 8th, 1965, CP Flight 21 from Vancouver to Whitehorse, Canada, crashed killing all 52 aboard. It was determined to be the result of a bomb, but the source of the bomb was never determined.

Baseball player Red Murray. On July 17, 1914, he caught a fly ball to end a marathon 21 inning game. As he caught the ball, he was struck by lightning and knocked unconscious. But he held on to the ball and won the game.

Dick Cheney was twice the Acting President of the United States when George W. Bush was undergoing colonoscopies on June 29, 2002 and July 21, 2007.

On July 4th 1986 a 21 year old US Marine took a A-4 Skyhawks fighter jet for an unauthorized joy ride over Southern California shortly after learning that, due to a medical condition, he would never be able to fly in the Marines.

Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams were both born on Chicago on July 21. Williams was born 10 years after Hemingway's death. Both struggled with mental illness and committed suicide in their sixties.

John Garnet Carter (Feb. 9, 1883, in Sweetwater, Tennessee – July 21, 1954) was an American inventor and entrepreneur who is considered as one of the fathers of miniature golf. In 1927, Carter was the first to patent a version of the game which he called "Tom Thumb Golf".

Dick Cheney served as Acting President of the United States for 2 hours on June 29, 2002, while George W. Bush was undergoing a colonoscopy. He served again as Acting President for 2 hours on July 21, 2007, while Bush was undergoing a medical procedure requiring sedation.

Dick Cheney twice served as Acting President of the United States while George W. Bush underwent routine colonoscopies. The first he served from 07:09 to 09:24 EDT June 29, 2002 and the second from 07:16 to 09:21 EDT July 21, 2007 totaling for 4 hours and 20 minutes as Acting President.

Both Earnest Hemingway and Robin Williams were born in Chicago on July 21. Williams was born 10 years after Hemingway's death. Both struggled with mental illnesses and committed suicide two years apart in age.

The coldest natural temperature directly recorded on earth was -128.6 F, or -89.2 C, at the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica, on July 21, 1983.

On July 21, 2010 in New Hampshire, 150 people were stung by the remains of presumably a single Lion's Mane Jellyfish, which can have a body over 7 feet across and tentacles over 100 feet long.