Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of the Day: MLK has jokes: On the occasion of his birthday, a lighter side of Martin Luther King, Jr. as seen on a Harry Belafonte-hosted episode of The Tonight Show, which aired on Feb. 8, 1968.
Historical Revisionism of the Day: Remember that misquote attributed to Martin Luther King Jr. that was widely circulated after the death of Osama bin Laden until it was revealed that it was accidentally engineered by an English teacher on Facebook? Well, a similar situation involving the
Misattributed Quote of the Day: "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy."
You've undoubtedly seen this quote somewhere online today, most likely attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr. It's both pensive and timely; certainly looks like something a nonviolent activist such as King would say.
Unfortunately, he didn't. And neither did anyone else before today, when the originator of the quote <