Historical Events for 8th June 2019

1690 – Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai
1946 – Sukarno calls for anti colonial defiance in Indonesia
1946 – “Lute Song” closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 142 performances
1971 – North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam
1982 – Falklands War: Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Gahalad attacked in San Carlos Water (“Bomb Alley”) by Argentine aircraft: 48 soldiers and crewman were killed.
1986 – Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
1991 – French Open Women’s Tennis: Defending champion Monica Seles beats Arantxa S├ínchez Vicario of Spain 6-3, 6-4
1996 – Lloyd and Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs v Essex
2017 – British General Election results in a hung parliament, Prime Minster Theresa May and the Conservative party lose their majority
2018 – World’s most powerful supercomputer, Summit, can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second, launched at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, by IBM and NVidia

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