Labor Day 2009: Sept. 7

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The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary. By 1893, more than half the states were observing a “Labor Day” on one day or another, and Congress passed a bill to establish a federal holiday in 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward, designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day.


Source: Labor Day 2009: Sept. 7 -- Facts for Features
U.S. Census Bureau

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[Posted on:8/31/2009]

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