Today In Legal History
Martin Luther King Jr. born

On January 15, 1929, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

Visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University and listen to a clip from King's 1963 'I Have a Dream' speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

UN deadline for Iraq withdrawal from Kuwait expires

On January 15, 1991, the deadline issued by United Nations for Iraq to withdraw its troops from of Kuwait expired. After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 678, giving Iraq until January 15, 1991 to leave.