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Did You Know? Countdown to Labor Day (09/05)

Monday, September 5th, 2011

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Did You Know?
September 05

Thanks for joining us as as we counted down to Labor Day in the US!

Happy Labor Day,
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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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Did You Know? Countdown to Labor Day (09/03)

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

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

Sept 03 : 02 days to Labor Day

Did you know that the first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882?

Festivities included a picnic in New York City hosted by the Central Labor Union.

Did you know that there is an historical debate over when the concept of Labor Day began?

The Labor Department maintains that the idea was introduced by Peter J. McGuire, the general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.

Other historians maintain that a machinist named Matthew Maguire, who was the secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York, suggested the holiday in 1882.

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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Did You Know? Countdown to Labor Day (09/02)

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

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

Sept 02 : 03 days to Labor Day

Did you know that Labor Day is annually celebrated in America on the first Monday in September?

Most European and Asian nations, however, honor their workers on May 1st, also known as May Day.

Regardless of when the holiday is celebrated, Labor Day is seen as a national tribute to the contributions made by a country’s workers and laborers.

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 is celebrated on Monday September 05, 2011.

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(August 19) Happy Birthday Bubba!

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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President William Jefferson Clinton’s Birthday
William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

He was the third-youngest president; only Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy were younger when entering office.

He became president at the end of the Cold War, and as he was born in the period after World War II, he is known as the first Baby Boomer president.

His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is currently the United States Secretary of State. She was previously a United States Senator from New York, and also candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. Both are graduates of Yale Law School.

source: Wikipedia – William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton

(August 09) Today we’re observing . . .  Veep Day

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011


Veep Day
Commemorates the presidential succession provisions in the US constitution. On this day in 1974 Vice President Gerald Ford became the President upon the resignation of Richard Nixon.

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(August 04) Today we’re celebrating . . .  U.S. Coast Guard Day

Thursday, August 4th, 2011


U.S. Coast Guard Day
Commemorate the 1790 founding of the Revenue Cutter Service, which in 1915 merged with the Life Saving Service to form the U.S. Coast Guard.

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