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Martin Luther King Day in the U.S.

WASHINGTON -On Monday Martin Luther King Day is a U.S. holiday, Americans honor the memory of Martin Luther King, a leader in the fight for equal civil rights in their country.

It is the former president Ronald Reagan in 1983, approved the law creating a holiday to honor Martin Luther King. Since 1986, it is celebrated every third Monday in January, around January 15, date of birth of Mr. King, in 1929.

The pastor, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the age of 39.

Sunday, President Barack Obama and his family attended in Washington, at a Mass celebrated in honor of Martin Luther King.

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