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On June eighth, A.D. 632, the
prophet Mohammed died.
On this date:
In 1845, Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the
United States, died in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1861, Tennessee
seceded from the Union.
In 1876, author
George Sand died in Nohant, France.
In 1915, Secretary
of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in a
disagreement over US handling of the sinking of
In 1942, Bing
recorded "Adeste Fideles" and
"Silent Night" in Los Angeles for Decca
In 1953, the
Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the
District of Columbia could not refuse to serve
In 1967, 34 US
servicemen were killed when Israeli forces raided
the Liberty, a Navy ship stationed in the
Mediterranean. (Israel called the attack a tragic
authorities announced the capture in London of
James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil
rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.
In 1978, a jury in
Clark County, Nevada, ruled the so-called
"Mormon will," purportedly written by
the late billionaire Howard Hughes, was a
In 1982, President
Reagan became the first American chief executive
to address a joint session of the British
Ten years ago:
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir announced
he had succeeded in forming a new right-wing
coalition government, ending a three-month-old
Five years ago: US
Marines rescued Captain Scott O'Grady, whose
F-16C fighter jet had been shot down by Bosnian
Serbs on June second. Mickey Mantle received a
liver transplant at a Dallas hospital; however,
the baseball great succumbed to disease two
One year ago: The
United States, Russia and six leading democracies
authorized a text calling for a peacekeeping
force in Kosovo. President Clinton announced new
restrictions aimed at making it tougher for teens
to sneak into R-rated movies.
"Love hath no physic
for a grief too deep."
Robert Nathan, American author and composer