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General Suharto takes full power in Indonesia

Hajji Suharto was the second President of Indonesia, holding the office for 31 years from the ousting of Sukarno in 1967 until his resignation. Under his "New Order" administration, Suharto constructed a strong, centralized and military-dominated government.

Inaugural Daytona 500 car race

The Inaugural Daytona 500 was the 1st race held at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway. The officially declared winner of the race was Lee Petty. Petty was followed by Johnny Beauchamp and Charley Griffith. The race was attended by 135,521 spectators.

Battle of Toulon

Battle of Toulon was a naval battle in which the combined forces of France and the Kingdom of Spain stood against Great Britain. The French fleet joined the fight when the greatly outnumbered Spanish fleet gained the advantage. The British were forced to withdraw after they sustained considerably more damage than they inflicted.

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