The Junior Library was declared open by His Excellency Major-General Sir Neil Malcolm, Chairman of the Library Sub-Committee, on Saturday 21 July 1923 at 2:30 pm. The Junior Library was located within the Raffles Library and Museum premises at Stamford Road.



On 21 July 1964, near Kallang Gasworks, fighting between Malay and Chinese youths during a Muslim procession celebrating the Prophet Muhammad's birthday erupted into racial riots, in which twenty-three people were killed and hundreds injured. While Singapore and Malaysia were quick to pin the blame on Indonesia's President Soekarno, who had declared a state of Konfrantasi (Confrontation) against Malaysia and initiated military and other acts to provoke the Malays against the Chinese, historians suggest the communal tensions arising Singapore's merger had been the main catalyst.



The National Stadium was officially opened by PM Lee Kuan Yew on 21 July 1973, in time for the 7th Southeast Asian Peninsula (SEAP) Games. This was the first time that Singapore hosted a sports event of such magnitude. Provisions for the event included a SEAP Games Village in Toa Payoh New Town. PM Lee, in his opening address, expressed confidence that the Stadium would be a place where people would be encouraged to watch, and then to participate in sporting activities.




ION Orchard, formerly known as the Orchard Turn Development or Orchard Turn Site. It is the retail component of an integrated retail and residential development by Orchard Turn Developments Pte Ltd, a joint venture between CapitaLand and Sun Hung Kai Properties. It started operating on 21 July 2009, occupying 335 food and retail outlets.