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June 8 Birthdays

Frank Lloyd Wright
1867–1959, American architect, born in Richland Center, Wisconsin.

Robert Schumann
composer (1810)

Virginia Randolph
educator (1874)

Barbara Bush
former first lady (1925)

Leroy Neiman
painter and printmaker (1927)

Scott Adams
cartoonist (1957)

June 8 in History


The prophet Muhammad died.


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


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


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


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


Negro Baseball League great Satchel Paige died.


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

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