History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Published On: Jan 12 2012 01:22:53 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 18 2016 12:29:42 AM CST

Monday is Martin Luther King Day. Learn more about the complicated history behind this special holiday.

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President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law in November 1983 and the first official holiday was observed on the third Monday of January 1986.

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