On this day, Jan. 30, in 1956, the home of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was bombed in Montgomery, Ala.
King, then 27, was speaking at a meeting of black leaders at the First Baptist Church when the house was bombed. His wife Coretta and their 10-week-old baby were home. Neither were hurt.
King rushed home to his wife and child, then addressed an angry black crowd that gathered outside the house.
King pleaded for nonviolence, "We must meet hate with love."
No person has ever been prosecuted for the bombing.
-- Scott McCabe