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The first Monday in September. It is a holiday honoring working people and it observed throughout the United States.

“Labor Day differs in every essential way from other holidays of the year in any country,” said Samuel Gompers founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. “All other holidays are in a more or less degree connect with conflicts and battles of man’s prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day…is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sct, race, or nation.

In 1884, the Knights of Labor adopted a resolution that the first Monday in September should be considered Labor Day. Many states liked the idea, and adopted it.

In 1887, Oregon become the first state to make Labor Day a legal holiday.

In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a bill making Labor Day a national holiday.

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