Monday, January 18, 2016

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
From our wonderful source of all things internet (Wikipedia), we find: 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an American Federal Holiday, which made getting into work a piece of cake today!  Yay!  

It's observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15.

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 in 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.

Hope you have a wonderful day and a chance to get inky!

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