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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Citation Information

Article Title

America’s first Labor Day

AuthorHistory.com Editors

Website Name

HISTORY

URL

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americas-first-labor-day

Access Date

December 27, 2022

Publisher

A&E Television Networks

Last Updated

December 26, 2019

Original Published Date

February 9, 2010