1632 The prophet Muhammad died.
1845 Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States, died in Tennessee.
1861 Tennessee became the 11th and last state to secede from the Union.
1968 James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, assassin, was arrested.
1982 President Reagan became the first American president to address a joint session of Britain’s Parliament.
1983 Negro Baseball League great Satchel Paige died.
2001 Tony Blair and his Labour Party won a second term, overwhelming the opposition at the polls.