June 8th in history:
On June 8th, 1861, Tennessee became the last Southern state to secede from the Union.
President Andrew Jackson lived most of his adult life in Tennessee, and that’s where he died on June 8th, 1845.
Charlton Heston played Andrew Jackson in two movies: “The Buccaneer” and “The President’s Lady.” Heston became a president in real life on this date in 1998, when he was elected president of the National Rifle Association.
And June 8th is the birthday of the second woman to be the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of another: Barbara Bush (1925).
November 25 in history:
An amendment dealing with presidential succession was discussed again after the John F. Kennedy assassination. President Kennedy was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on November 25th of 1963 — the day his son John Junior turned three years old. Film footage shows young John saluting at his father’s funeral procession.
Two other presidential children — twins Jenna and Barbara Bush, the daughters of George W. Bush — were born on this date in 1981. Their grandfather George Herbert Walker Bush was in his first year as vice president at the time.