As you know, this blog is both a screed on current events as well as an exploration of my birth year, 1964, the Last Year of the Boomers. So occasionally I'll post "Today in 1964" timeline events, sometimes with comments, sometimes not. It's late, and I should be asleep, so I'll just post an event for the night.
On this day, October 14, 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr., the leader of the Civil Rights movement in the United States, received the Nobel Peace Prize for his leading the non-violent movement to end racial prejudice in the United States. According to his biography at the Nobel Peace Prize website, "at the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement."
Thank you, Dr. King. We all miss you.
Nobel Peace Prize website on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
including Presentation Speech, Biography, Nobel Lecture and Acceptance Speech.
Wikipedia Timeline, October 1964