8 June It Happened Today

1376  Death of Edward the Black Prince, son of King Edward III of England.

1809  Death of Thomas Paine, one of the leading figures of the American Revolution.

1867  Birth of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

1876  Death of French novelist George Sand.

1940  Birth of American singer Nancy Sinatra.

1968  James Earl Ray is arrested in London for the murder of Martin Luther King.

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