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On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his final speech in Memphis, Tennessee, before being assassinated the next day.

The article recounts significant historical events including Martin Luther King Jr.'s last public appearance where he delivered a speech to striking sanitation workers, describing his vision of reaching the 'Promised Land.' The article also covers various notable occurrences on April 3rd through history, such as Union forces occupying the Confederate capital in 1865, the signing of the Marshall Plan in 1948, and significant global and U.S. news items on the same date in different years.