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In honor of Labor Day, Style staff took the day off and let Google do the work on these holiday facts:

  • The first Labor Day celebrated in the U.S. was planned by the Central Labor Union in 1882 in New York City.
  • Oregon was the first state to celebrate Labor Day as a legal holiday in 1887.
  • In the 19th century, many Americans worked 12-hour days seven days a week. The Adamson Act of 1916 established an eight-hour workday for railroad workers.
  • One theory to the 1900s origin of the “no white after Labor Day” fashion credo is attributed to the upper class packing away their white summer clothes after returning from vacation.
  • From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans consume around 7 billion hot dogs.
Sources: dosomething.org, hot-dog.org

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