Jan 16, 200608:07 AMThe Life
Jan 16, 2006 - 08:07 AMMartin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929.
At age 19, he was ordained as a Baptist minister in Atlanta on February 25, 1948.
At age 34, he delivered the "I Have A Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28, 1963.
At age 35, he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway on December 10, 1964.
At age 39, he was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.
Today is the 20th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Congress established the third Monday of January as a national holiday in 1986.