Momentous events in history: July 8, 2018



On this day, July 8 – the most interesting thing that has happened in Ukraine and the world!


Fisherman’s day.

The day of memory of saints Peter and Fevronia.


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

1659 Battle of Konotop.

1709 took Place the battle of Poltava, the largest battle of the great Northern war.

1980 plane Crash Tu-154 in Alma-ATA. Killed 166 people – the largest crash in the history of Kazakhstan.

2014 Team Germany in the world Cup semi-final won 5-time world champion, winner of the championship the national team of Brazil with a sensational 7: 1 (5:0 in the 1st half), beating many of the world’s football records.

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, British archaeologist, discoverer of the Minoan civilization.

1908 Nelson Rockefeller, American politician and banker.

1938 Les ‘ Tanyuk, Ukrainian writer, Director, politician.

1951 Anjelica Huston, American actress, model and Director.

1974 Zhanna Friske, a Russian singer, TV presenter, actress.


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.


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