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(Tuesday, June 8, 1845, 6:00 p.m. local time) — Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States (1829-1837), died today at The Hermitage, his plantation in Nashville, Tennessee, of chronic tuberculosis, dropsy, and heart failure. He was 78.
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(Tuesday, June 8, 1915; during World War I) — William Jennings Bryan, three times Democratic nominee for the presidency and author of nearly thirty peace treaties with the principal nations of the world, resigned today (effective June 9, 1915) as U.S. Secretary of State over what he viewed as President Woodrow Wilson’s overly bellicose attitude toward Germany following the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
(Thursday, June 8, 1995, 6:44 a.m. CEST; during Operation Deny Flight, part of the NATO intervention in Bosnia) — United States marines staged an audacious rescue mission into the Bosnian war zone after dawn today, snatching up a missing American fighter pilot from his hiding place in the woods and helicoptering him to safety through a smattering of Bosnian Serb missile and machine-gun fire.
The Air Force pilot, Capt. Scott F. O’Grady, had been on the move stealthily in hilly woodlands for six nights before his guarded radio signals allowed rescuers to verify his survival and home in.