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Monday, September 4, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Today is Labor Day in the U.S. This day is often referred to as the unofficial end to summer and is celebrated with picnics, barbecues, road trips and sporting events.

However, let's remember to celebrate all of the hard workers and their contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Here are some facts about Labor Day:

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them."

HINT: (1754-1824), was a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his Pensees (Thoughts), which was published posthumously.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Labor Day in Canada began in 1872 in Toronto but quickly made its way south to the U.S. Originally it began as a significant demonstration demanding rights for workers.

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The first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union. The Labor Day parade of about 10,000 workers took unpaid leave and marched from City Hall past Union Square uptown to 42nd street, and ended in Wendel's Elm Park at 92nd Street and 9th Avenue for a concert, speeches, and a picnic.

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On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

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What are we celebrating? The contributions and achievements of the 155 million men and women who are in the U.S. workforce.

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The year in which the 8-hour day was firmly established was 1916 with the passage of the Adamson Act. This was the first federal law regulating hours of workers in private companies.

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In the late 1800s the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks to eke out a basic living. Children as young as 5-6 years old worked in factories and mines.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them."

ANSWER: Joseph Joubert.

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