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Labor Day becomes legal holiday
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June 28, 1894
Labor Day becomes legal holiday
By 1894, 31 states had adopted Labor Day as a holiday. On June 28, 1894, an act was passed by Congress that made the first Monday in September a legal holiday.
http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm
 

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