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Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

First proposed in the early 1880's, 1887 first parade, 1894 officially a federal holiday, signed in by President Grover Cleveland. Wikik-wiki-wikipedia!

Sep 04, 2016 11:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Canada's first Labour Day was in 1872.  The first Labor Day in the USA was in 1882 in NYC.  Labour Day became a national holiday in Canada in 1894 and Labor Day became a national holiday in the USA in 1894.

Sep 05, 2016 01:24 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Have a wonderful Labor Day. whatever you are doing. Check out what Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor has to say

Sep 05, 2016 12:51 AM
Ambassador
1,447,619
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

In 1894, Prime Minister Sir John Thompson declared Labour Day a national holiday in Canada.

Sep 04, 2016 11:58 PM
Rainmaker
4,908,194
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Lookat my blog from yesterday but not sure who the president was.

 

Sep 04, 2016 11:55 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,866
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Mid 1890's and Grover Cleveland was President.

Sep 05, 2016 02:17 AM
Rainmaker
987,652
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Looks like Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor has it - I bet Wayne Martin would also have the answer LOL

Sep 05, 2016 02:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,557,997
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor knew where to find the answer quickly. 

Sep 05, 2016 12:44 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Tom Nelson has your answer!  Enjoy your Labor Day, Peter!

Sep 05, 2016 12:42 AM
Rainmaker
5,197,704
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sounds as if Tom Nelson did his homework!

Sep 05, 2016 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,723,426
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

You have yer anSir. Happy Labor Day!

Sep 05, 2016 12:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, you can not answer twice the came answer. Thomas reply is perfect. 

Sep 05, 2016 04:16 PM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

You ought to check with Gabe Sanders , he did an awesome post about it today.

Sep 05, 2016 11:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,980,178
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Bingo! Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor has the right answer again!!

Sep 05, 2016 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,140,484
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor has the answer.  Happy Labor Day!

Sep 05, 2016 03:56 AM
Rainer
232,019
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

I guess Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor has it

Sep 05, 2016 02:32 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor has your answer for this.

Sep 05, 2016 01:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Lots of smart AR members who have done the research so the rest of us can relax & enjoy labor-free day

Sep 05, 2016 01:28 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Grover Cleveland.  1894

Sep 09, 2016 10:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

After reading the comments, I think you have the answers you were looking for.

Sep 06, 2016 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor nailed this one!

Sep 05, 2016 10:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor nailed it

Sep 05, 2016 10:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Several blogs included this history.

Sep 05, 2016 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Peter Mohylsky - cool answers - thanks for the question, learned a bit more about Labor Day.

Sep 05, 2016 04:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

to be googled! TBG

Sep 05, 2016 02:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

And here I thought it was a celebration for pregnant woman.

Sep 05, 2016 01:26 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't know, but I am sure i am abou tto find out,

Sep 05, 2016 01:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I see the answers have been posted and glad this one was made a Federal Holiday.

Sep 05, 2016 11:38 AM
Ambassador
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Grover Cleveland in the late-ish 1800's sometime.  

Sep 05, 2016 11:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think it became a holiday in the 1890s, but wasn't nationally celebrated until a few years later. 

Sep 05, 2016 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

ditto to what Nina Hollander said....

Sep 05, 2016 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

One hundred and twenty two years old.  It has a history started with strife in the form of a railroad strike.  30 people lost their lives.  You have to know where you have been to discover where you are going.  

Sep 05, 2016 03:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,906
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Not that old. 

Sep 05, 2016 02:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,820
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Not sure. I know it was late 19 century. But May 1 was the preferred labor day in the US until communists declared it was the labor day. May be we should have both for a change.

Sep 05, 2016 02:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,499,368
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No idea, but I know one who'll take credit for it.

Sep 05, 2016 02:27 AM
Rainmaker
2,776,741
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My personal Labor day age is when I had to take out the trash & mow the lawn. The acting authority were my parents. Cleaning up after followed too

Sep 05, 2016 01:31 AM