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This Week in History: April 3-9
ABC News' Jonathan Karl looks back at great moments in history, politics and pop culture.
Martin Luther King Biopics Crawling to the Big Screen
Hollywood has long tried to bring the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to the big screen and now, 50 years after he marched on Washington, there are three biopics in the works. Despite the magnitude of King's life -- or perhaps because of it -- Hollywood has yet to bring the story of the
The Murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., 45 years ago, on April 4, 1968. His death shocked a country rocked by riots, civil discord, and a controversial war. It sparked nationwide protests, a...
11 Facts About the FBI Top-10 Fugitive List
Although FBI top-10 fugitive Adam Mayes , wanted for murder and kidnapping two Tennessee girls, was apprehended after only being on the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list for 29 hours, his case was not one of the fastest to be closed. Here are some other facts about the Top Ten List. Billy Austin Bryant
April 4: Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated 1968
1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated The 39-year-old civil rights activist was shot by James Earl Ray outside of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. Martin Luther King Jr. had been in Memphis for a sanitation workers’ strike. King led and supported...
Assassin's Lawyer Says Sirhan Sirhan Was Brainwashed
On Eve of Parole Hearing, RFK's Assassin Says He Doesn't Remember the Shooting
Nov. 19, 1978: Jonestown Airstrip Shootings
Congressman Ryan and NBC employees are killed by members of the Peoples Temple.
Worst of the Worst: FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List Turns 60
From Gangsters to Terrorists, 494 Fugitives Have Appeared on FBI Top Ten List
June 13, 1977: James Earl Ray Recaptured
Police in Tennessee find James Earl Ray in mountains surrounding the prison.