Both CBS and ABC are airing specials to celebrate and observe Juneteenth over the weekend.
It was on this day that Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with the world and Pepsi-Cola first got its name.
One year to the day after delivering his Beyond Vietnam speech, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot while standing outside of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on this day in 1968.
The first federal Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed on this day in 1986. It wasn’t until 2000 when it was observed by all 50 states.
On this day in pop culture history, “The Six Million Dollar Man” began to air on TV in 1974. In 2000, Michael J. Fox left “Spin City” to help raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease.