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RECOGNIZING LABOR DAY

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May 29, 1943

Oregon was the first state to pass a law recognizing Labor Day on Feb. 21,
1887. During the following year, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and 
New York all made Labor Day a holiday.

According to the US Department of Labor, 23 other states made Labor Day
a holiday by 1894. Then, on June 28, 1894, Congress made the first Monday
in September a legal holiday.

Legend has it that Peter McGuire, who founded the United Brotherhood of
Carpenters in 1881, was the one who actually invented Labor Day.

But recent evidence shows Matthew Maguire, who led several strikes in the
1870s and was considered to be fairly radical in his political beliefs, is actually
the man who should get the credit.

The day was originally designed to be celebrated with parades, festivals and
recreation to honor the American worker. The politicians and speeches came
along later.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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TV SERIES DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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William Gargan, Lloyd Nolan, Lee Tracy, and Mark Stevens played the title role in 
Martin Kane, Private Eye on live television, airing on the NBC Television Network
from 1 September 1949 until 17 June 1954. The TV series, as with radio, was also
sponsored by United States Tobacco Company,

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William Gargan                                          Lloyd Nolan

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Mark Stevens                                            Lee Tracy

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