This day in history
1912 - US President Theodore Roosevelt was shot by a would-be assassin in Milwaukee. He was saved by his thick coat and a bundle of paper in his breast pocket.
1964 - US civil rights leader Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1998 - Nigeria's exiled Nobel literature laureate Wole Soyinka returned home, nearly four years after fleeing the military dictatorship he vigorously opposed.
2001 - Two days of anti-American riots in the northern Nigerian city of Kano ended. At least 200 people died in the riots, in which churches, mosques and shops were set on fire.