History — Features of this day ever: First significant fight in America’s Civil War battled at Bull Run in Virginia; Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ closes; Peace bargain closes Indochina War; Author Ernest Hemingway and on-screen character comic Robin Williams conceived. (July 21)
During the American Civil War, Union and Confederate powers take on the First Conflict of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia. The war’s first significant fight closes in a Confederate triumph. So does the Second Battle at Bull Run the next year.
History for July 21st
1925- – in History Dayton, Tennessee, the finish of what’s known as the Scopes Monkey Trial. John Scopes is indicted for abusing state law for instructing Darwin’s hypothesis of development in science class. That conviction is later toppled on a detail.
1954- – a harmony bargain finishes up almost eight years of battling in what is then known as French Indochina in Southeast Asia. The arrangement parts Vietnam into a socialist north and noncommunist south as France closes its pilgrim rule in the district. Throughout the following decade, American contribution in Southeast Asia develops, coming full circle in the Vietnam War.
1899- – creator Ernest Hemingway is conceived in Oak Park, Illinois. Among his works, “The Sun Also Rises,” “A Farewell to Arms,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” and “The Old Man and the Sea.”
What’s more, 1951- –
ROBIN WILLIAMS: You have dreams that perhaps one day your child will be up there going, “I’d prefer to thank the Nobel Academy.” And you have this other dream where your child’s going, “Do you need fries with that?”
CAMILLE BOHANNON: Robin Williams, the on-screen character and entertainer known for his pantomimes and film jobs, is conceived in Chicago.
Today ever, July 21, Camille Bohannon, the Associated Press.