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Did You Know? Countdown to Labor Day (09/04)

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Labor Day (US)

Sept 04 : 01 day to Labor Day

Did you know that the first state to adopt an official celebration of Labor Day was Oregon, which did so in l887?

Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York quickly followed suit, passing similar laws later that year.

By 1894, 23 more states had adopted Labor Day and Congress had passed a federal law declaring the first Monday in September a legal holiday.

Labor Day in America is a day to remember and pay tribute to the contributions made by the country’s workers and laborers. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Labor Day in the US!

Labor Day will be celebrated on Monday September 05, 2011.

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(September 04) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Newspaper Carrier Day

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Newspaper Carrier Day
A day honoring the paper boys, girls, and adults that bring us our daily news.

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