Federal and state offices are closed but many businesses are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
2013 Mlk Day
Monday, January 21, 2013
Check out a sampling of events slated for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Winchester.
Five things you probably don't know about Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Good morning, Winchester! Today, Monday, Jan. 21, is Martin Luther King Day. Here are five things you probably don't know about the nation's youngest holiday. 1. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed on Jan. 20, 1986. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000. 2. Not every state was anxious to acknowledge the Federal holiday. In 1991, the New Hampshire legislature created "Civil Rights Day." In 1999, "Civil Rights Day" was officially changed to "Martin Luther King Day." South Carolina was the last state to recognize the day as a paid holiday for all state employees, when Gov. Jim Hodges signed a bill to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday an official state …