~TODAY IN HISTORY~
On June 8, 632, the prophet Muhammad died in Medina.
In 1042, Edward the Confessor became King of England, beginning a reign of 23 1/2 years.
In 1845, Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1867, modern American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin.
In 1917, during World War I, Major General John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force, arrived in Liverpool, England, while en route to France; also, the 1st Expeditionary Division (later the 1st Infantry Division) was organized at Fort Jay in New York.
In 1920, the Republican National Convention opened in Chicago; its delegates would end up nominating Warren G. Harding for president.
In 1939, Britain’s King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth, arrived in Washington, where they were received at the White House by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
In 1942, Bing Crosby recorded “Silent Night” and “Adeste Fideles” (O Come All Ye Faithful) in Los Angeles for Decca Records.