Labor Day in the United States is a public holiay celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. It is considered the unofficial end of summer.
Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison is 71 years old today.
Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison’s albums Moondance and Astral Weeks have received critical acclaim. His father’s huge record collection inspired him to pursue music. Many have said Morrison is a very private person and sometimes refuses to look at the audience while performing.
Van Morrison being knighted recently by the Prince of Wales.
President Truman signs the Fair Labor Standards Act.
U.S. President Harry Truman, declaring the federal minimum wage ought to be nearly double, raised the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour. The increase is roughly the equivalent of a wage today jumping to $10.70 from $5.70 an hour.