June 8th in history:

Jackson Heston

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).


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