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Archive: January 2011 (3 Posts)

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted by: Christine Sellers

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In 1983, President Reagan signed H.R. 3706, a bill to make the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., a legal public holiday, which became Public Law No: 98-144.  The day (and federal holiday) is declared each year via Presidential Proclamation and is in honor of the birthday of …