The Confederate States are formed
Tennessee became the 11th and last state to secede from the Union.
The prophet Muhammad died.
Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States, died in Tennessee.
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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