Happy Labor Day!!! The first Labor Day was held celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882 and was started by the Central Labor Union in New York City. In 1884, it was moved to the first Monday in September where it is celebrated today. Labor Day quickly became popular and one state after another voted it as a holiday. On June 28, 1894, the U.S. congress voted it a national holiday. I hope all of you were out and celebrated today.
So, what else are we celebrating.....
1). Skyscraper Day: Skyscrapers are truly engineering and architectural marvels and today is the day to celebrate them. In many crowded cities, space is in short supply, and real estate prices are ever increasing, so building "up" becomes more and more logical. The tallest skyscraper in the world is in Dubai and is over 2700 feet tall. Yikes! You're not getting me to stay in a room higher than the 7th floor. Hook and ladder trucks can definitely reach that high....but not that much higher.
Wow, I guess that is the only other holiday for today. I did hear something about Empty Chair Day.....if someone wants to elaborate.