50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Civil rights leader and Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota won the Democratic primary in Wisconsin, but Hubert Humphrey would go on to claim the nomination and then be defeated by Republican Richard Nixon in the general election.
“2001: A Space Odyssey,” directed by Stanley Kubrick, premiered in Washington, D.C.
North Vietnam leaders agreed to meet United States representatives to setup preliminary peace talks.
The Academy Awards were postponed until April 10 because of the Martin Luther King murder.
And on Shelter Island . . .