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Craig Steiner
09/02/05 15:47
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#100499 - U.S. Labor Day
Responding to: Erik Malund's previous message
Erik Malund said:
How the US came up with first Monday in September for what the rest of the world celebrates on May 1 I do not know.

"With the event of Chicago's Haymarket riots in early May of 1886, president Grover Cleveland believed that a May 1 holiday could become an opportunity to commemorate the riots. Thus, fearing that it might strengthen the socialist movement, he quickly moved in 1887 to support the position of the Knights of Labor and their date for Labor Day."

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Craig Steiner

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FYI labor day      Erik Malund      09/02/05 14:36      
   U.S. Labor Day      Craig Steiner      09/02/05 15:47      

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