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Martin Luther King (1929-1968)

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Civil rights campaigner
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 15 Jan 1929  CEMartin Luther King (1929-1968), is born, in Atlanta, Gorgria.
     1947  CEMartin Luther King was ordained a Minister. 
 30 Jan 1956  CEMartin Luther King Jr's home is bombed. Noone was hurt.
 20 Sep 1958  CEMartin Luther King Jr stabbed in chest by a deranged black woman in New York City as he was autographing his new book in a department store in Harlem.
    1960  CEMartin Luther King Jr was arrested in an Atlanta sit-in
    1961  CEMartin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany GA.
 28 Aug 1963  CEMartin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
  3 Jan 1964  CETime Magazine honored Dr. Martin Luther King as 'Man of the Year' with a feature story and cover photo.
    1964  CEJ Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar" 
    1964  CEReverend Martin Luther King Jr wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
    1965  CEMartin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma AL 
    1965  CEMartin Luther King Jr begins a drive to register black voters 
    1965  CEMartin Luther King Jr led 25,000 from Selma to state capitol in Montgomery AL 
    1966  CEMartin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago 
    1966  CEMartin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march 
  4 Apr 1968  CEAssassination of Martin Luther King on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennasee.
  8 Jun 1968  CEJames Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr, is captured at a London airport.
    1968  CEMartin Luther King Jr announces plans for Poor People's Campaign 
 10 May 1969  CEJames Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King Jr and is sentenced to 99 years in prison. He died in prison of liver failure on 23 April 1998.
    1977  CEJames Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison 
    1979  CEUS President Jimmy Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday 
    1986  CEThe first US federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr 
 
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