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Richard I, the Falkland Islands and John Scott Russell: 3 things that happened On This Day 8 June

What happened on this day in history? We round up three famous events, births, battles and deaths...

Published: June 8, 2014 at 5:00 am
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8 June

1191: Richard I of England arrived in the Holy Land, reinforcing the crusader army that was besieging the port of Acre, which soon surrendered.


1982: Fifty British servicemen lost their lives in Argentine air attacks upon RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram in Bluff Cove, East Falkland, six days before the surrender of all Argentine forces on the Falkland Islands.

1882: Death of John Scott Russell, marine scientist and co-designer of the Great Eastern and HMS Warrior.


Compiled by Julian Humphrys – You can follow Julian on Twitter @GeneralJules


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