Ephemeris of July 8

Ephemeris of July 8

1943: Arrested on June 21 by Klaus Barbie's Gestapo in Caluire, near Lyon,Jean Moulin died during his transfer to Germany.
1853: The American commander Matthew Perry arrives in Tokyo with two frigates to force Japan to open up to the West after two centuries of isolation.
1709: The Russians of Peter the Great defeat the Swedes of Charles XII at thebattle of Poltava.
1497: The NavigatorVasco da Gama, at the head of the three ships and the 200 crew, begins his expedition which will take him to India.
452 : Attila, begged by Pope Leo I, spare Rome.



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