TODAY IN HISTORY
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks. ... Eight tornadoes struck Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, killing 126 people.
Authorities announced the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A jury in Clark County, Nevada, ruled the so-called “Mormon will,” purportedly written by the late billionaire Howard Hughes, was a forgery.
The National Rifle Association elected actor Charlton Heston to be its president.