January 15

This Day in History

1929

Martin Luther King, Jr., born

Martin Luther King, Jr., the son of a Baptist minister, is born in Atlanta, Georgia. He studied theology and in 1955 organized the first major protest of the African-American civil rights movement: … (more...)

1842

Birth of Australia’s first saint Mary MacKillop

Australia’s first Roman Catholic saint Mary MacKillop was born on this day in Fitzroy, Victoria to Scottish immigrants Alexander and Flora MacKillop. The first of eight children, MacKillop beared the … (more...)