"Labor's Monster Parade! The First Workingmen's Holiday to be Fitly Observed!". Read more about it!
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- September 5, 1882. The first Labor Day holiday, planned by of the Central Labor Union, is celebrated on a Tuesday in New York City.
- June 28, 1894. Congress enacts a law to make Labor Day a national holiday, to be observed the first Monday in September.
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Sample Articles from Chronicling America:
- "A Labor Demonstration,"
New-York Tribune (New York, NY),
September 7, 1882, Page 4, Image 4, col. 4.
- "Labor's Monster Parade,"
The Sun (New York, NY),
September 1, 1884, Page 1, Image 1, col. 3.
- "The Workingmen's Picnic,"
St. Paul Daily Globe (Saint Paul, MN),
September 8, 1885, Page 2, Image 2, col. 2-3.
- "Nation's Labor Day,"
The Iola Register (Iola, KS),
August 31, 1894, Page 8, Image 8, col. 1-2.
- "Labor Will Rest,"
The Morning Call (San Francisco, CA),
September 3, 1894, Page 3, Image 4, col. 5.
- "Rest and Recreation,"
The Evening Bulletin (Maysville, KY),
September 4, 1900, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1-2.
- "Parade of the Union Workmen,"
The Hawaiian Gazette (Honolululu, HI),
September 3, 1901, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1-5.
- "Finest Labor Demonstration in the City's History,"
Deseret Evening News (Great Salt City, UT),
September 2, 1901, Page 1, Image 1, col. 3-6.
- "Big Parade Characterized This Holiday Celebration,"
The St. Louis Republic (St. Louis, MO),
September 2, 1902, Page 5, Image 5, col. 1-2.
- "Union Labor Will Celebrate,"
The Salt Lake Herald (Salt Lake City, UT),
September 3, 1906, Page 1, Image 1, col. 7.