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Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day Event Button Museum
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KING DAY - JAN. 15th
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White button with black text.

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N.G. SLATER CORP., N.Y.C. 11 AFL CIO LOCAL 64

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On November 2, 1983, President Ronal Reagan signed a bill, proposed by Rep. Katie Hall of Indiana, creating a federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr.  The holiday was first observed on January 20, 1986 and is observed on the third Monday of every January to commemorate MLK's birthday (January 15th).

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"Ronald Reagan: Remarks on Signing the Bill Making the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., a National Holiday."The American Presidency Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. <http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=40708>.

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EV0007
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