Senator Robert Kennedy stands atop an automobile in a light rain as students of the University of Kansas surround him after a speech in Lawrence, Kansas, on March 19, 1968. The newly-declared Presidential candidate had attacked administration policies in Vietnam in the speech. (AP Photo)
Photograph of Martin Luther King speaking at Kansas State University's regular convocation series. The topic of his speech was the future of integration. This was Dr. King's last speech on a university campus before his death on April 4, 1968.
Date: January 19, 1968
Jim Ryun becomes the first American to break the 4-minute mile record with a run of 3.59 for East High School in Wichita, Kan., in 1964. He went on to break the record three more times while in high school. Ryun, now a congressman from Kansas, still holds the all-time high school record. Jerry Clark, a staff photographer for the Wichita Eagle and Beacon at the time, recalls when everyone realized Ryun would break the record, fans started moving towards the track and the cheers were overwhelming. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle and Beacon, Gary Estes) MANDATORY CREDIT