... 1968, civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel (pictured, below) in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had traveled in support of a strike by African American sanitary workers. King had won the Nobel Peace Prize 4 years earlier.
...1979, despite international calls for clemency, Pakistan executed its ousted former Prime Minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
... 1939, U.S. Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-Ore.) was born in Williston, North Dakota.