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The 98th U.S. Congress passes Public Law 98-144 to honor the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The 98th U.S. Congress passes Public Law 98-144 to honor the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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January 20, 1986 becomes the first official observance of the Federal holiday set to honor King and serve as a time for Americans to reflect on the principles of racial equality and nonviolent change.
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