Timeline: Creation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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1991

The NFL moves the 1993 Super Bowl site from Phoenix to Pasadena, Calif., because of the MLK Day boycott. The photo shows Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin celebrating after a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills on Jan. 31, in Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl. In 1992, Arizona citizens voted to enact MLK Day. The Super Bowl is held in Tempe, Ariz., in 1996.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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