You can be the all knowledgeable, smart guy/girl at the cooler today.  If you have the day off, call someone on the phone and hit 'em with these facts about Martin Luther King Jr. and the holiday!

Did you know that MLK Jr. was.....

born on 1929 and that he was only 39 years old when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

Why was he in Memphis at the time of the shooting?........He was attending a rally for increased wages for labor union members.

It was Ronald Regan who first made MLK Jr. Day a federal holiday in 1983.

The holiday is observed in Hiroshima, Japan and Toronto, Canada !

Dr. MLK Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.