June 8

632

The prophet Muhammad died.

1845

Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States, died in Tennessee.

1861

Tennessee became the 11th and last state to secede from the Union.

1968

James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, assassin, was arrested.

1982

President Reagan became the first American president to address a joint session of Britain’s Parliament.

1983

Negro Baseball League great Satchel Paige died.

2001

Tony Blair and his Labour Party won a second term, overwhelming the opposition at the polls.

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