On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. June 29, 2018 No Comments Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr. Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like August 28, 2018 In 1974, a $10 million out-of-court settlement is reached in the case of the US Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee (see timeline entry for 1973). As part of the settlement, the US Government promises to give lifetime medical benefits and burial services to all living participants. June 29, 2018 In January 2017, a $4 million reparations, or equity, package is presented to Charlottesville City Council and passes unanimously. June 28, 2018 The Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association of the United States is established.