October 19, 1983

On October 19, 1983, the US Senate approved a bill establishing a national holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. President Ronald Reagan at first threatened to veto the bill, because he said the public opinion about Martin Luther King, Jr., was ‘based upon an image and not reality’ and that MLK was a communist. This statement bit him in the ass very quickly, as it was observed that while MLK definitely had socialist beliefs, like Jesus, he was never accused of rape. Reagan quickly shut up and signed the bill into law on November 2, 1983 after he called and apologized to Martin Luther King, Jr’s widow.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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