In 1894, a U.S. congressional resolution made Labor Day a legal holiday in the U.S.
Promoted by the Knights of Labor since 1887, the holiday had already been celebrated in several states.
- When is Independence Day in other countries? Burma. January 4 (1948) Greece. March 25 (1821) Cuba. May 20 (1902) Nigeria. October 1 (1960) Lebanon. November 22 (1943)
- When was the first U.S. Census taken? The first U.S. census was taken in 1790. It included six questions and recorded a population of 3,929,214 persons, of whom 3,172,006 were white and 757,208 were black. The white population was evenly…
- What was the average amount of time served by an indentured servant for their passage to America? The average time the 17th- and 18th-century peasants and laborers spent to pay off the debt incurred by their passage to America (about $100) was four years.
- What was the first labor union in America? The first labor union in America was the Federal Society of Journeymen Cordwainers (shoemakers), formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1794.
- How many times did Jesse Jackson run for the U.S. presidency? The first black candidate to launch a major presidential campaign, Jesse Jackson ran twice for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidency, in 1984 and 1988.
- What was the first minimum wage? When the first minimum wage was instituted in 1938, it was 25 cents per hour.