Alcatraz prison closes, Martin Luther King Jr. marches toward Montgomery, the U.S. decides to boycott Moscow's Olympics, and Spielberg nabs his first Oscar, all on this day.
1963: Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes. The facility, which first served as a military prison and then a federal prison since 1934, is now a museum and one of San Francisco's major tourist attractions.
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