21 July It Happened Today
1796 Death of Scottish poet Robert Burns.
1798 Napoleon’s troops defeat the Marmalukes at the Battle of the Pyramids.
1899 Birth of American novelist Ernest Hemingway.
1904 The Trans-Siberian railway is completed.
1960 Sirimavo Bandaranaike becomes the first female prime minister in the world, succeeding her husband as prime minister of Sri Lanka.
1969 Neil Armstrong and Edwin “buzz” Aldrin become the first men to walk on the moon.