From The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) Published April 4, 1914 A dog was euthanized after the theft of an orange.
April 4, 1895 Auburn, New York William Lake is executed for murdering a woman who did not return his affections Lake (26) was described in the Buffalo Evening News as “the perfect picture of sullen despair,” spending his time talking to no one but himself. He found himself obsessed with a servant named Emma Hunt… Continue reading Man executed for murdering a woman who did not return his affections
Happy birthday to the late Heath Ledger Born April 4, 1979 Ledger is probably best known for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight, but has also starred in The Brothers Grimm, The Order, a biographical action movie about Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, and the short-lived fantasy adventure TV show Roar.
April 4, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel The Reverend Doctor King's killer, James Earl Ray, shot the Civil Right's leader in his right cheek. The bullet then struck King's jaw, traveled down his spinal column, and came to rest lodged in his shoulder.… Continue reading The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr