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noun     Martin Luther King Day pronunciation in British English
/ˌmɑː(r)tɪn ˌluːθə(r) ˈkɪŋ ˌdeɪ/
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singularMartin Luther King Day
pluralMartin Luther King Days
 
  1. a national holiday in January in the US that celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior, a leader in the 1960s political movement to get more rights for black Americans
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Martin Luther King Junior was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4th 1968. The holiday to mark his birthday was authorized by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.
 
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