April 23, 1967: On this day James Earl Ray hid in a bread bin aboard a bakery truck and escaped from Missouri’s State Pen. Less than a year later he killed Dr. Martin Luther King.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.