The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968, shocked the nation and forever tied together two men who, as anchorman Dan Rather puts it, “shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath.”
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The murder, the manhunt, and the decades-long investigation — a timeline of events related to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.