In 1990, Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the nation’s first elected black governor as he took the oath of office in Richmond.
Daily Archives: January 13, 2012
An inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial that has faced criticism will be changed.
The memorial in Washington was unveiled in August and has many of King’s quotes on it. Critics said one paraphrased inscription wrongly made King seem arrogant.
The inscription reads: “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.”
Dr. King’s words were from a 1968 sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta:
If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.
Mr. Romney, who won the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday and the Iowa caucuses last week, garnered 34% support in a recent national poll, up from 28% in December.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was second, with 18%. Representative Ron Paul and former Senator Rick Santorum were tied at 15%, while Texas Gov. Rick Perry came in at 9% and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman had 4% support.
The sampling error for the poll, conducted January 11-12, was +/- 4.5%.
A federal judge disclosed that former presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition.
Edwards had sought a delay in his criminal corruption trial, scheduled to begin later this month.
The 24-year-old Dutch national confessed to the charges of “qualified murder” and simple robbery in Ms. Flores’ death.
Investigators said they believed Mr. van der Sloot killed the Peruvian woman in his Lima hotel room after she found something related to the Holloway case on his computer.
Mr. Van der Sloot was among the last people seen with Ms. Holloway in Aruba. He was detained twice, but never charged, in the Alabama teenager’s disappearance. Her body has never been found, but an Alabama judge signed an order Thursday declaring her dead.