Martin Luther King Jr. Day Fast Facts last minute news

Read CNN's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Fast Facts and learn more about the federal holiday that honors the civil rights leader.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Fast Facts last minute news


(CNN)Here's a look at Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that falls on the third Monday in January.

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Facts:
January 20, 2020 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day. ..
King's actual birthday was on January 15. ..
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    Timeline:
    April 8, 1968 - Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) introduces legislation for a federal holiday to commemorate King, just four days after his assassination...
    January 15, 1969 - The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center in Atlanta sponsors and observes the first annual celebration of King's birthday. ..
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