On this day in history: April
Martin Luther King is assassinated
Just after 6 p.m. on 4 April 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-storey room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers' strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his...