United States History
The Redwood National Park is created in California to protect the Giant Redwoods.
Martin Luther King Jr.
1968 April 4th Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot and killed by James Earl Ray
The assassination led to a nationwide wave of race riots in Washington D.C., Chicago, Baltimore, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas City, and dozens of other cities
- The launch of Apollo 8 begins the first US mission to orbit the Moon.