4 April It Happened Today


1581  Sir Francis Drake is knighted by Queen Elizabeth I.

1774  Death of English dramatist Oliver Goldsmith.

1900  Attempted assassination of Prince Edward, heir to the British throne.

1968  Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

1979  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan is executed for an alleged murder.

1979  Birth of Australian actor Heath Ledger.

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