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IT’S OFFICIAL, TODAY IS MLK DAY

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Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is a federal
holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed
on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under
the
Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The earliest Monday for this
holiday is January 15 and the latest is January 21.

Marchers gather at the Martin Luther King Memorial for a silent walk to a prayer service on the National Mall to mark the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination on 4 April 2018 in Washington DC.
Marchers gather at the Martin Luther King Memorial for a silent
walk to a prayer service on the National Mall in Washington DC.

                       
                 

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THE END OF WW I ON THIS DAY IN 1918

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A couple walking by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on May 1943.

  
Today is known as Veterans Day. It originated with Armistice Day observances marking the anniversary of the 1918 end of World War I, which became an
official holiday in the 1930s. In 1954, the U.S. Congress
officially turned
Armistice Day into Veterans Day.

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