4th April

The events happened on 4th April are :

1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinated : On this day in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader of the American civil rights movement who was in Memphis, Tennessee, to support a strike by the city's sanitation workers, was assassinated by James Earl Ray.

2000 : The government of South Korea ordered some 85 percent of the country's livestock markets closed in an attempt to end an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease that had struck Asian livestock.

1959 : In West Africa the Mali Federation, a short-lived union between the autonomous territories of the Sudanese Republic and Senegal, led by Léopold Senghor, came into being.

1949 : The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed, the founding member nations of this military alliance being Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

1915 : Muddy Waters, an American blues guitarist and singer who played a major role in creating the modern rhythm-and-blues style, was born.

1862 : In the American Civil War, Union forces under George B. McClellan began the unsuccessful Peninsular Campaign to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.

1850 : With a population totaling about 1,600, Los Angeles was incorporated as an American city.

1785 : Bettina von Arnim, one of the outstanding women writers in modern German literature, was born in Frankfurt am Main.

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