At the time of this post, 44 years ago, there was a gunshot. The victim was civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. This assassination of a great man, dedicated non-violent activist and advocate for justice and equality affected a nation, the world as well.
By 7:05pm Memphis time, the great Martin Luther King Jr. was pronounced dead. Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. Amen!
What famous personality inspires you?
(Source material referenced for detail is http://history1900s.about.com/cs/martinlutherking/a/mlkassass.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Rest_(Prayer))