4th APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

April 4th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1968 : Dr. King was assassinated : Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, just after 6 p.m. on the 4th April 1968. 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. Martin Luther King Jr.King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital, at the age of 39. | & more about history on this day in the video…