1869 – America’s first Labor Day –

The Knights of Labor, a labor union of tailors in Philadelphia, hold the first Labor Day ceremonies in American history. The Knights of Labor was established as a secret society of Pennsylvanian tailors earlier in the year and later grew into a national body that played an …read more

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America’s first Labor Day

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December 27, 2022


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December 26, 2019

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February 9, 2010