Out of all the holidays, Labor Day is the only one where the government sat around and said ‘hey, we’re working hard – we need a day off’. Right? Well, either that or trying avoid more bloody massacre in Chicago…
Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.
The more you know. Thanks Wikipedia.
Now, The Friday Links…
- Change. LINK HERE
- Trail mix, explained. LINK HERE
- A cow. Washed and fluffed. LINK HERE
- Football coaches are hipsters. LINK HERE
- Subway’s marketing team is having a long week. LINK HERE
- Is Tony Soprano dead? LINK HERE
That’s it. That’s the work week. College football has started. Regular season NFL games start next week. So your ESPN baseball highlights will be trimmed to make sure we get enough #hottakes about when Johnny Football should take the reigns of the struggling Browns offense.
Hope you enjoyed them while you had them.