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This Day in History for July 21 – Battle of Bull Run and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1861 – Confederate forces win at Bull Run in the first major battle of the Civil War (More info)

1865 – In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown (More info)

1925 – In Dayton, Tenn., high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100 (More info)

1983 – The world’s lowest temperature, −128.6° F, is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica (More info)

2011 – NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis (More info)

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