The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City.
It became a federal holiday in 1894, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike.
Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer.
Last but not least…
There is a Dirty Jobs marathon today on Discovery channel beginning @ 9 am.
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