On January 18, 1993, the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday was observed in all 50 states of the United States for the first time ever. Arizona, the last state to authorize the holiday, still didn’t want to, but did so begrudgingly because Alabama, Mississippi and Texas threatened to drive over and give it a good old fashioned Southern butt-whoopin if they didn’t. Alabama, Mississippi and Texas said if they had to observe the holiday with a smile, Arizona was going to also.
The best thing about national holidays is that you have more time to share Twisted-History. Do it now to beat the rush.