What Day Did Martin Luther King Jr Die?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the famous African American civil rights leader and Nobel Prize winner, died on April 4, 1968. He was shot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Controversy still surrounds the assassination. James Earl Ray was charged with the murder, plead guilty to the charges, and received a sentence of ninety-nine years in prison. For more information see here: