Happy Martin Luther King Day Everyone!

  • President Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill into law on Nov. 2, 1983.
  • The first official holiday was observed on the third Monday of January 1986.
  • At the time, only 27 states and Washington, D.C., honored the holiday.
  • South Carolina was the last state to sign a bill recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid holiday in 2000.

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