Archive for January 18th, 2016

BAND MEMBER IS DEAD AT 67


Glenn Lewis Frey (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016)

(FofNews) – Glenn Frey, a founding member of the rock band the Eagles, died
Monday in New York City.

Frey “fought a courageous battle” for the past several weeks, according to his
publicist, but succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute
ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.

Guitarist Frey and drummer Don Henley formed the Eagles in Los Angeles the
early 1970s, along with guitarist Bernie Leadon and bassist Randy Meisner. They
would become a top act over the next decade, embodying the melodic California
sound.

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IT’S A FEDERAL HOLIDAY TODAY

Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 of 1968. President Ronald Reagan
signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years
later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it
alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed
in all 50 states for the first time in 2000. The idea of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
as a holiday was promoted by labor unions in contract negotiations.

 


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

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil
Rights Movement
, which successfully protested racial discrimination
in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s
honor began soon after his assassination.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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