Momentous events in history: July 8, 2017

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Today Day of memory of saints Peter and Fevronia.

Holidays:

The day of memory of saints Peter and Fevronia.

Asahi Puja in Thailand.

Story:

52 BC Julius Caesar established control over the territory of Lutetia (modern Paris).

1497 Expedition of the Portuguese Navigator Vasco da Gama left Lisbon.

Born on this day:

1621 Jean de La Fontaine, French writer and fabulist.

1839 John D. Rockefeller, the American billionaire, the founder of the Rockefeller clan.

1851 Arthur Evans, the British archaeologist, discoverer of the Minoan civilization.

1894 Pyotr Kapitsa, Soviet physicist, Nobel laureate.

1908 Nelson Rockefeller, American politician and banker.

1951 Anjelica Huston is an American actress, model and Director.

1963 Dmitry Pevtsov Soviet and Russian theater and film actor, singer, people’s artist of Russia.

1974 Zhanna Friske Russian singer, TV presenter, actress .

Died:

1695 Christiaan Huygens Dutch mathematician, physicist and astronomer.

1822 Percy Bysshe Shelley English poet and playwright.

2000 FM-2030 (F. M. Esfandiary) futurolog, writer, founder of the transhumanist movement.

Birthday:

Basil, David, Dennis, Peter, Simon, Theodore.

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