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1968

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Clutching his rosary beads, Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies wounded on the floor of the Ambassador Hotel, after being shot by assailant Sirhan Bashira Sirhan on June 5, 1968, following his victory speech in the California primary election. Kennedy's wife Ethel is at lower left. (UPI Photo/Files)
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New York Democratic Senator Robert F. Kennedy delivers a speech in Chicago on February 8, 1968. He said that the recent Viet Cong offensive demonstrates that a U.S. military victory is "probably beyond our grasp" in Vietnam and political compromise is the only path to peace, in his strongest attack yet on President Johnson's Vietnam policies. He said, "It is time for the truth, time to drop the mass of official illusion" he said had been shattered by Communist attacks in Saigon and cities and towns all across South Vietnam. He addressed a book and author luncheon here. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a 1968 photo. (UPI Photo)
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The scene is Hue, during its darkest moment-the infamous TET offensive. U.S. marines are keeping low because of intense sniper fire from communists units which seized two-thirds of the ancient imperial Capital 2/4/1968. The Marines were pinned down behind this wall near the old citadel and radioed for support. U.S. spokesmen reported that leathernecks hauled down the North Vietnamese flag after seven days of fighting and recaptured the city. (UPI photo)
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CHI96061401-14JUNE96-CHICAGO;,USA: FILE PHOTO-Demonstrators and police during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Grant Park. UPI
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Jordanian immigrant Sirhan Bashira Sirhan is taken into custody following the shooting of Sen. Robert Kennedy on June 5, 1968 in Los Angeles, right after the Senator’s victory speech in the presidential primaries held in California. (UPI Photo/Ron Bennett/Files)
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A saddened Mrs. Rose Kennedy is shown as she goes to St. Francis Xavier Church to attend early Mass for her slain son, Robert Kennedy, on June 6, 1968. The Senator died from an assassin?s gunshot wounds earlier today. (UPI Photo/Files)
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