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Monday, September 04, 2006

The First Labor Day

To mark today's Labor Day holiday, here's a nice vintage image of the first Labor Day parade in the US, which took place on September 5, 1892, in New York City's Union Square.

If you're interested in a quick review of the history of Labor Day, Joshua B. Freeman, Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, provides a summary in his History Now article, "Labor Day: From Protest to Picnics."