Today’s events include:
Focus: Martin Luthor King Jr Day
n American holiday that marks the birthday of Martin Luthor King Jr. A man who was chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism. He successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.
The holiday is also celebrated in Hiroshima – Japan where the mayor holds a special banquet as an act of unifying his city’s call for peace with King’s message of human rights.
Toronto, Canada also recognises the day, though not as a paid holiday.
Daily Trivia: Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconoisis is recognised as the longest word in the English dictionary. It refers to lung disease caused by inhaling particles from volcanoes.