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On this day: April 4

Published On: Apr 02 2013 05:57:21 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 04 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

A Kansas town elects the first woman mayor in the U.S., The Beatles make history in dominating the charts, a civil rights leader is gunned down, and the World Trade Center is dedicated, all on this day.

OTD April 4 - Martin Luther King Jr
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1968: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities.

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