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4 April, 1968: American civil rights leader Martin Luther King assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

1979: Ali Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan, hanged for allegedly conspiring to murder a political opponent.

1981: Bob Champion won the Grand National on Aldaniti.

1988: After 24 years, the last episode (number 4,510) of 'Crossroads' was screened.