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June 8: This Day That Year

June 8

- 632 - Mohammed, prophet of Islam (Koran), dies in Medina (as per the Islamic tradition).

- 1812 - UK: Robert Jenkinson becomes PM after Spencer Perceval's assassination.

- 1845 - Andrew Jackson, 7th US President (1828-37), dies (born March 15, 1767, age 78).

- 1917 - Walt Disney gets his graduation from Benton High School.

- 1921 - Suharto, 2nd President of Indonesia (1967- 98), born in Yogyakarta, Java (died January 27, 2008, age 86).

- 1925 - Birthday: Barbara Bush, US First Lady (1989-93), born in NYC, New York.

- 1953 - USA: A tornado hits Beecher, Michigan, killing 116, injuring 844, and destroying 340 homes.

- 1977 - Birthday: Kanye West, American rapper and record producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia.

- 1998 - Sani Abacha, President of Nigeria, dies (born September 20, 1943, age 54).

- 2014 - Pakistan: 28+ people killed in an attack at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi.

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