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April 4th - Martin Luther King Jr. was Assassinated


Today is Wednesday, April 4, the 95th day of 2012. There are 271 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

On this date:
In 1147, First historical record of Moscow.
In 1581, Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.
In 1660, Declaration of Breda by King Charles II of England.
In 1721, Sir Robert Walpole enters office as the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom under King George I.
In 1812, U.S. President James Madison enacted a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.
In 1814, Napoleon abdicates for the first time.
In 1818, The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).
In 1841, William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and the one with the shortest term served.
In 1850, The Great Fire of Cottenham, a large part of the Cambridgeshire village (England) is burnt to the ground under suspicious circumstances.
In 1850, Los Angeles is incorporated as a city.
In 1859, Bryant's Minstrels debut "Dixie" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show.
In 1865, American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital.
In 1866, Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.
In 1873, The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.
In 1887, Argonia, Kan., elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States.
In 1905, In India, the 1905 Kangra earthquake hits the Kangra valley, kills 20,000, and destroys most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala
In 1912, China proclaimed a republic in Tibet, a move fiercely opposed by Tibetans.
In 1913, The Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
In 1930, The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
In 1933, USS Akron (ZRS-4) wrecked off the New Jersey coast due to severe weather.
In 1939, Faisal II becomes King of Iraq.
In 1944, World War II: First bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.
In 1945, World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.
In 1945, World War II: American troops capture Kassel.
In 1949, Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
In 1958, The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.
In 1960, Elvis Presley recorded "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" in Nashville, Tenn., for RCA Victor.
In 1960, France agrees to grant independence to the Mali Federation, a union of Senegal and French Sudan.
In 1964, The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
In 1965, The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft plane is unveiled.
In 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech in New York City's Riverside Church.
In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 1968, Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.
In 1968, AEK Athens BC becomes the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.
In 1969, Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart.
In 1973, The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated.
In 1975, Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico
In 1975, Vietnam War: Operation Baby Lift, A United States Air Force C-5A Galaxy crashes near Saigon, South Vietnam shortly after takeoff, transporting orphans, 172 die.
In 1976, Prince Norodom Sihanouk resigns as leader of Cambodia and is placed under house arrest.
In 1979, President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.
In 1979, The 2nd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
In 1981, Henry Cisneros became the first Hispanic elected mayor of a major U.S. city: San Antonio.
In 1983, Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space (STS-6).
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
In 1988, Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.
In 1991, Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.
In 1994, Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name "Mosaic Communications Corporation".
In 1996, Comet Hyakutake is imaged by the USA Asteroid Orbiter Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous.
In 2002, The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
In 2002, In what is known as the Society Murders, Matthew Wales kills his parents in Melbourne, Australia.
In 2007, 15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush urged Israel to pull its troops back from Palestinian cities and dismissed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as a failed leader who had "betrayed the hopes of his people"; Bush ordered Secretary of State Colin Powell to the region to seek a cease-fire. Two teenagers were sentenced to long prison terms in the murders of Dartmouth College professors Half and Susanne Zantop. (Robert Tulloch received life without parole; James Parker was sentenced to 25 years to life as an accomplice.)

Five years ago: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced the surprise release of 15 captive British sailors and marines. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad over White House objections. Radio host Don Imus outraged some listeners by jocularly describing the Rutgers University women's basketball team as "nappy headed hos." (Despite an apology, Imus was fired by CBS Radio and cable network MSNBC; he was hired elsewhere by year's end.)

One year ago: Yielding to political opposition, the Obama administration gave up on trying avowed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators in civilian federal courts and said it would prosecute them instead before military commissions. President Barack Obama's campaign announced in a web video that he would run for re-election in 2012. The Connecticut Huskies beat the Butler Bulldogs 53-41 for the NCAA men's basketball title. Dennis Rodman, Chris Mullin, Artis Gilmore, Arvydas Sabonis, Olympic gold medalist Teresa Edwards, Harlem Globetrotter Reece "Goose" Tatum and Boston Celtic Tom "Satch" Sanders were elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Today's Birthdays: Actress Elizabeth Wilson is 91. Author-poet Maya Angelou is 84. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., is 80. Recording executive Clive Davis is 80. Bandleader Hugh Masekela is 73. Author Kitty Kelley is 70. Actor Craig T. Nelson is 68. Actor Walter Charles is 67. Actress Christine Lahti is 62. Country singer Steve Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers) is 61. Actress Mary-Margaret Humes is 58. Writer-producer David E. Kelley is 56. Actor Phil Morris is 53. Actress Lorraine Toussaint is 52. Actor Hugo Weaving is 52. Rock musician Craig Adams (The Cult) is 50. Actor David Cross is 48. Actor Robert Downey Jr. is 47. Actress Nancy McKeon is 46. Actor Barry Pepper is 42. Country singer Clay Davidson is 41. Rock singer Josh Todd (Buckcherry) is 41. Singer Jill Scott is 40. Rock musician Magnus Sveningsson (The Cardigans) is 40. Magician David Blaine is 39. Singer Kelly Price is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Andre Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 38. Actor James Roday is 36. Actress Natasha Lyonne is 33. Actress Amanda Righetti is 29. Actress Jamie Lynn Spears is 21.

Other notable birthdays, April 4:
1897, Dina Manfredini, Italian supercentenarian living in the United States currently. She is the 2nd oldest living person in the world.
1923, Peter Vaughan, English actor
1925, Gene Reynolds, American actor
1931, Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence director
1932, Clive Davis, American record producer
1932, Estelle Harris, American actress
1939, JoAnne Carner, American golfer
1942, Jim Fregosi, American baseball player and manager
1942, Kitty Kelley, American writer
1946, Dave Hill, English guitarist (Slade)
1947, Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster
1948, Pick Withers, British drummer (Dire Straits)
1956, Tom Herr, American baseball player
1963, Jack Del Rio, American football coach
1963, Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian ice hockey player
1964, Robbie Rist, American actor
1974, Dave Mirra, American athlete
1975, Scott Rolen, American baseball player
1979, Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey player
1980, Eric Steinbach, American football player
1983, Ben Gordon, American basketball player
1985, Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball player
1987, Cameron Maybin, American baseball player

Born on this day, April 4, passed away:
1802, Dorothea Dix, American social activist (d. 1887)
1853, Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (d. 1871)
1888, Tris Speaker, American baseball player (d. 1958)
1895, Arthur Murray, American dance teacher (d. 1991)
1896, Robert E. Sherwood, American playwright (d. 1955)
1906, Bea Benaderet, American actress (d. 1968)
1913, Frances Langford, American actress (d. 2005)
1913, Muddy Waters, American musician (d. 1983)
1916, Mickey Owen, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1916, David White, American actor (d. 1990)
1922, Elmer Bernstein, American composer (d. 2004)
1924, Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (d. 1972)
1925, Emmett Williams, American poet (d. 2007)
1932, Anthony Perkins, American actor (d. 1992)
1933, Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer (d. 2007)
1938, A. Bartlett Giamatti, American university president and Commissioner of Baseball (d. 1989)
1940, Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (d. 2002)
1945, Caroline McWilliams, American actress (d. 2010)
1948, Berry Oakley, American bassist (The Allman Brothers Band) (d. 1972)
1949, Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican singer (The Wailers) (d. 1999)
1952, Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey coach (d. 2010)
1952, Gary Moore, Northern Irish guitarist (Thin Lizzy) (d. 2011)
1957, Graeme Kelling, Scottish musician (Deacon Blue) (d. 2004)
1957, Kelso, American racehorse (d. 1983)
1966, Mike Starr, American musician (Alice In Chains) (d. 2011)
1979, Heath Ledger, Australian actor (d. 2008)

Notable deaths, April 4:
1841, William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States (b. 1773)
1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1929)
1972, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American politician (b. 1908)
1979, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, President (1971–1973) and Prime Minister of Pakistan (1973–1977) (b. 1928)
1979, Edgar Buchanan, American actor (b. 1903)
1980, Red Sovine, American country music singer (b. 1917)
1983, Gloria Swanson, American actress (b. 1899)
1991, H. John Heinz III, U.S. Senator (b. 1938)
1999, Early Wynn, American baseball player (b. 1920)
2005, Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1924)
2007, Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1941)

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Today is Thursday, April 4, the 94th day of 2013. There are 271 days left in the year.

One year ago: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney unleashed a strong attack on President Barack Obama's truthfulness, accusing him of running a "hide-and-seek" re-election campaign in an address to newspaper editors and publishers. A federal judge sentenced five former New Orleans police officers to prison for the deadly shootings on a bridge in the chaotic days following Hurricane Katrina.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Elizabeth Wilson is 92. Author-poet Maya Angelou is 85. Former Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., is 81. Recording executive Clive Davis is 81. Bandleader Hugh Masekela is 74. Author Kitty Kelley is 71. Actor Craig T. Nelson is 69. Actor Walter Charles is 68. Actress Christine Lahti is 63. Country singer Steve Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers) is 62. Actress Mary-Margaret Humes is 59. Writer-producer David E. Kelley is 57. Actor Phil Morris is 54. Actress Lorraine Toussaint is 53. Actor Hugo Weaving is 53. Rock musician Craig Adams (The Cult) is 51. Actor David Cross is 49. Actor Robert Downey Jr. is 48. Actress Nancy McKeon is 47. Actor Barry Pepper is 43. Country singer Clay Davidson is 42. Rock singer Josh Todd (Buckcherry) is 42. Singer Jill Scott is 41. Rock musician Magnus Sveningsson (The Cardigans) is 41. Magician David Blaine is 40. Singer Kelly Price is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Andre Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 39. Actor James Roday is 37. Actress Natasha Lyonne is 34. Actor Eric Andre is 30. Actress Amanda Righetti is 30. Actress Jamie Lynn Spears is 22. Pop singer Austin Mahone (muh-HOHN') is 17.




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Today is Friday, April 4, the 94th day of 2014. There are 271 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. (James Earl Ray later pleaded guilty to assassinating King, then spent the rest of his life claiming he'd been the victim of a setup.)

Ten years ago: Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr (mook-TAH'-duh ehl SAH'-dur), an anti-American cleric, rioted in four Iraqi cities, killing dozens of Iraqis, eight U.S. troops and a Salvadoran soldier.

Five years ago: A gunman killed three Pittsburgh police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call; Richard Poplawski was later convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Police in Washington state found the body of James Harrison, who'd apparently shot to death five of his children, ages 7 to 16, at their mobile home in Graham. NATO leaders appointed Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen the alliance's new secretary-general during a two-day, 60th-anniversary summit in Strasbourg, France.

One year ago: Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines similar to the ones used by the young man who'd gunned down 20 children and six educators in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. At least 72 people were killed in the collapse of an eight-story residential building being constructed illegally near Mumbai, India's financial capital. Pulitzer Prize-winning film reviewer Roger Ebert, 70, died in Chicago.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Elizabeth Wilson is 93. Author-poet Maya Angelou is 86. Former Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., is 82. Recording executive Clive Davis is 82. Bandleader Hugh Masekela is 75. Author Kitty Kelley is 72. Actor Craig T. Nelson is 70. Actor Walter Charles is 69. Actress Christine Lahti is 64. Country singer Steve Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers) is 63. Actress Mary-Margaret Humes is 60. Writer-producer David E. Kelley is 58. Actor Phil Morris is 55. Actress Lorraine Toussaint is 54. Actor Hugo Weaving is 54. Rock musician Craig Adams (The Cult) is 52. Talk show host/comic Graham Norton is 51. Actor David Cross is 50. Actor Robert Downey Jr. is 49. Actress Nancy McKeon is 48. Actor Barry Pepper is 44. Country singer Clay Davidson is 43. Rock singer Josh Todd (Buckcherry) is 43. Singer Jill Scott is 42. Rock musician Magnus Sveningsson (The Cardigans) is 42. Magician David Blaine is 41. Singer Kelly Price is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Andre Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 40. Actor James Roday is 38. Actress Natasha Lyonne is 35. Actor Eric Andre is 31. Actress Amanda Righetti is 31. Actress Jamie Lynn Spears is 23. Actress Daniela Bobadilla (TV: "Anger Management") is 21. Pop singer Austin Mahone (muh-HOHN') is 18.

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Today is Saturday, April 4, the 94th day of 2015. There are 271 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 4, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln, accompanied by his son Tad, visited the vanquished Confederate capital of Richmond, Va., where he was greeted by a crowd that included former slaves.

Ten years ago: Tens of thousands of pilgrims paid their final respects to Pope John Paul II after his body was carried on a crimson platform to St. Peter's Basilica. Kyrgyzstan President Askar Akayev (AHS'-kahr ah-KY'-ev), who'd fled the country from an uprising, signed a resignation agreement. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled creditors could not seize the Individual Retirement Accounts of bankrupt people. The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal captured two Pulitzer Prizes apiece; Marilynne Robinson received the fiction award for her novel "Gilead," while John Patrick Shanley received the drama Pulitzer for "Doubt." Coaches Jim Boeheim (BAY'-hym) and Jim Calhoun were elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Five years ago: At least 42 people were killed as suicide attackers detonated car bombs near embassies in Baghdad. A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck Mexicali, Mexico. A [sign in to see URL] space team sent Easter greetings down to Earth after their Soyuz spacecraft docked flawlessly at the International Space Station.

One year ago: An Afghan police officer opened fire on two Associated Press journalists inside a security forces base in eastern Afghanistan, killing prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus (AHN'-yuh NEE'-dring-hows) and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Elizabeth Wilson is 94. Former Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., is 83. Recording executive Clive Davis is 83. Bandleader Hugh Masekela is 76. Author Kitty Kelley is 73. Actor Craig T. Nelson is 71. Actor Walter Charles is 70. Actress Christine Lahti is 65. Country singer Steve Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers) is 64. Actress Mary-Margaret Humes is 61. Writer-producer David E. Kelley is 59. Actor Phil Morris is 56. Actress Lorraine Toussaint is 55. Actor Hugo Weaving is 55. Rock musician Craig Adams (The Cult) is 53. Talk show host/comic Graham Norton is 52. Actor David Cross is 51. Actor Robert Downey Jr. is 50. Actress Nancy McKeon is 49. Actor Barry Pepper is 45. Country singer Clay Davidson is 44. Rock singer Josh Todd (Buckcherry) is 44. Singer Jill Scott is 43. Rock musician Magnus Sveningsson (The Cardigans) is 43. Magician David Blaine is 42. Singer Kelly Price is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Andre Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 41. Actor James Roday is 39. Actress Natasha Lyonne is 36. Actor Eric Andre is 32. Actress Amanda Righetti is 32. Actress Jamie Lynn Spears is 24. Actress Daniela Bobadilla is 22. Pop singer Austin Mahone (muh-HOHN') is 19.

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Today is Monday, April 4, the 95th day of 2016. There are 271 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.

Ten years ago: The Iraq tribunal announced new criminal charges against Saddam Hussein and six others, accusing them of genocide and crimes against humanity stemming from a 1980s crackdown against Kurds. Denis Donaldson, a former Sinn Fein (shin fayn) official recently exposed as a British spy, was found fatally shot at his home in County Donegal, Ireland. Maryland beat Duke, 78-75, in overtime to win its first NCAA women's basketball title.

Five years ago: Yielding to political opposition, the Obama administration gave up on trying avowed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators in civilian federal courts and said it would prosecute them instead before military commissions. President Barack Obama's campaign announced in a web video that he would run for re-election in 2012. The Connecticut Huskies beat the Butler Bulldogs 53-41 for the NCAA men's basketball title. Dennis Rodman, Chris Mullin, Artis Gilmore, Arvydas Sabonis, Olympic gold medalist Teresa Edwards, Harlem Globetrotter Reece "Goose" Tatum and Boston Celtic Tom "Satch" Sanders were elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

One year ago: In North Charleston, S.C., Walter Scott, a 50-year-old black motorist, was shot to death while running away from a traffic stop; Officer Michael Thomas Slager, seen in a cellphone video opening fire at Scott, has been charged with murder. More than 300 enslaved migrant fishermen, mostly from Myanmar, were brought to freedom by an Indonesia delegation following a dramatic rescue from a remote island that was the result of an Associated Press investigation. The United States defended its women's world hockey championship with a 7-5 win over Canada in Malmo, Sweden. Jenny Wallenda, 87, the matriarch of the famous family of high-flying circus performers, died in Sarasota, Fla.

Today's Birthdays: Former Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., is 84. Recording executive Clive Davis is 84. Bandleader Hugh Masekela is 77. Author Kitty Kelley is 74. Actor Craig T. Nelson is 72. Actor Walter Charles is 71. Actress Christine Lahti is 66. Country singer Steve Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers) is 65. Actress Mary-Margaret Humes is 62. Writer-producer David E. Kelley is 60. Actress Constance Shulman (TV: "Orange is the New Black") is 58. Actor Phil Morris is 57. Actress Lorraine Toussaint is 56. Actor Hugo Weaving is 56. Rock musician Craig Adams (The Cult) is 54. Talk show host/comic Graham Norton is 53. Actor David Cross is 52. Actor Robert Downey Jr. is 51. Actress Nancy McKeon is 50. Actor Barry Pepper is 46. Country singer Clay Davidson is 45. Rock singer Josh Todd (Buckcherry) is 45. Singer Jill Scott is 44. Rock musician Magnus Sveningsson (The Cardigans) is 44. Magician David Blaine is 43. Singer Kelly Price is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Andre Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 42. Country musician Josh McSwain (Parmalee) is 41. Actor James Roday is 40. Actress Natasha Lyonne is 37. Actor Eric Andre is 33. Actress Amanda Righetti is 33. Actress-singer Jamie Lynn Spears is 25. Actress Daniela Bobadilla is 23. Pop singer Austin Mahone (muh-HOHN') is 20.

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Today is Tuesday, April 4, the 94th day of 2017. There are 271 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.

Ten years ago: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd) announced the surprise release of 15 captive British sailors and marines. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad over White House objections. Radio shock jock Don Imus outraged some of his listeners by disparaging the Rutgers University women's basketball team as "nappy headed hos." (Despite an apology, Imus was fired by CBS Radio and cable network MSNBC; he was hired elsewhere by year's end.)

Five years ago: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney unleashed a strong attack on President Barack Obama's truthfulness, accusing him of running a "hide-and-seek" re-election campaign in an address to newspaper editors and publishers. A federal judge sentenced five former New Orleans police officers to prison for the deadly Danziger Bridge shootings in the chaotic days following Hurricane Katrina. (The verdicts in the case were later set aside by the judge, who cited prosecutorial misconduct; the officers pleaded guilty in 2016 to reduced charges.)

One year ago: The Supreme Court, in Evenwel v. Abbott, unanimously endorsed election maps that bolstered the growing political influence of America's Latinos, ruling that states could count everyone, not just eligible voters, in drawing voting districts. A tourist helicopter crashed and burned in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee, killing all five people aboard. Kris Jenkins hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Villanova to the national title with a 77-74 victory over North Carolina in one of the wildest finishes in the history of the NCAA Tournament. Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal, Tom Izzo, Sheryl Swoopes, Yao Ming and Jerry Reinsdorf were elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Today's Birthdays — April 4: Former Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., is 85. Recording executive Clive Davis is 85. Bandleader Hugh Masekela is 78. Author Kitty Kelley is 75. Actor Craig T. Nelson is 73. Actor Walter Charles is 72. Actress Christine Lahti is 67. Country singer Steve Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers) is 66. Actress Mary-Margaret Humes is 63. Writer-producer David E. Kelley is 61. Actress Constance Shulman is 59. Actor Phil Morris is 58. Actress Lorraine Toussaint is 57. Actor Hugo Weaving is 57. Rock musician Craig Adams (The Cult) is 55. Talk show host/comic Graham Norton is 54. Actor David Cross is 53. Actor Robert Downey Jr. is 52. Actress Nancy McKeon is 51. Actor Barry Pepper is 47. Country singer Clay Davidson is 46. Rock singer Josh Todd (Buckcherry) is 46. Singer Jill Scott is 45. Rock musician Magnus Sveningsson (The Cardigans) is 45. Magician David Blaine is 44. Singer Kelly Price is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Andre Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 43. Country musician Josh McSwain (Parmalee) is 42. Actor James Roday is 41. Actress Natasha Lyonne is 38. Actor Eric Andre is 34. Actress Amanda Righetti is 34. Actress-singer Jamie Lynn Spears is 26. Actress Daniela Bobadilla is 24. Pop singer Austin Mahone (muh-HOHN') is 21.

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Today is Wednesday, April 4, the 94th day of 2018. There are 271 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.; his slaying was followed by a wave of rioting (Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Chicago were among cities particularly hard hit). Suspected gunman James Earl Ray later pleaded guilty to assassinating King, then spent the rest of his life claiming he'd been the victim of a setup.

Ten years ago: Texas authorities started removing the first of more than 400 girls from a compound built by a polygamist sect. Lisa Montgomery was sentenced to death in Kansas City, Mo., for killing Bobbie Jo Stinnett (STIN'-net), a mother-to-be, and cutting the surviving baby from her womb. (Montgomery remains on death row.) Pirates seized the French luxury yacht Le Ponant and its 30 crew members off the coast of Somalia. (The crew was released a week later; six alleged pirates ended up being captured.) Beyonce and Jay-Z were married during a private ceremony in New York.

Five years ago: Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines similar to the ones used by the young man who gunned down 20 children and six educators in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. At least 72 people were killed in the collapse of an eight-story residential building being constructed illegally near Mumbai, India's financial capital. Pulitzer Prize-winning film reviewer Roger Ebert, 70, died in Chicago.

One year ago: A chemical attack on an opposition-held town in northern Syria left about 100 people dead; a joint investigation team made up of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and U.N. experts concluded that the Syrian government was responsible. A federal appeals court ruled for the first time that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protected LGBT employees from workplace discrimination; the 8-3 decision by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago concerned the case of an Indiana teacher who charged that she wasn't hired full-time because she was a lesbian.

Today's Birthdays — April 4: Former Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., is 86. Recording executive Clive Davis is 86. Author Kitty Kelley is 76. Actor Craig T. Nelson is 74. Actor Walter Charles is 73. Actress Christine Lahti is 68. Country singer Steve Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers) is 67. Actress Mary-Margaret Humes is 64. Writer-producer David E. Kelley is 62. Actress Constance Shulman is 60. Actor Phil Morris is 59. Actress Lorraine Toussaint is 58. Actor Hugo Weaving is 58. Rock musician Craig Adams (The Cult) is 56. Talk show host/comic Graham Norton is 55. Actor David Cross is 54.. Actor Robert Downey Jr. is 53. Actress Nancy McKeon is 52. Actor Barry Pepper is 48. Country singer Clay Davidson is 47. Rock singer Josh Todd (Buckcherry) is 47. Singer Jill Scott is 46. Rock musician Magnus Sveningsson (The Cardigans) is 46. Magician David Blaine is 45. Singer Kelly Price is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Andre Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 44. Country musician Josh McSwain (Parmalee) is 43. Actor James Roday is 42. Actress Natasha Lyonne is 39. Actor Eric Andre is 35. Actress Amanda Righetti is 35. Actress-singer Jamie Lynn Spears is 27. Actress Daniela Bobadilla is 25. Pop singer Austin Mahone (muh-HOHN') is 22.

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