Tuesday, April 4, 2017

This Day In History


4 Apr, 1968 USA - Martin Luther King Jr. Murdered
4th April 1968 : Martin Luther King Jr. is shot to death by James Earl Ray at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. His assassination led to riots in more than 100 US cities and a call from the United States President Lyndon Johnson for citizen's to reject the blind violence that has taken Dr King who had lived by non-violence. James Earl Ray was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april4th.html

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