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Today in history: April 4
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Today in history: April 4

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Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which included the Fair Housing Act, and more events that happened o…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Charlie Hunnam, Dennis Quaid, Elle Fanning, Jazmine Sullivan, Krist…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bobby Bare, Francis Ford Coppola, Jackie Chan, Janis Ian, John Oate…

The British liner RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage, and more events that happened on this day in…

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Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, and more events …

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The United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery, and more events that happened on this d…

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