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* On June 8, 1968, James Earl Ray is arrested in London, England, and charged with the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. In 1969, Ray pleaded guilty to King’s murder. Three days later, he attempted to withdraw his guilty plea, claiming he had been set up as a patsy in a larger conspiracy.

* On June 9, 1893, the interior of Ford’s Theatre collapses when a basement pier gives way, killing 23 people. The building -- where President Lincoln was assassinated -- housed hundreds of government clerks.

* On June 10, 1692, in Salem Village in the Mas...

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