Monday, September 5, 2011

+Labor Day trivia

+Labor Day trivia
+Labor Day trivia. For instance, do you know who is the Father of the Labor Day holiday? Peter McGuire, an Irish-American cabinet maker and pioneer unionist proposed a day dedicated to all who labor.
"Let us have, a festive day during which a parade through the streets of the city would permit public tribute to American Industry."
Origin of Labor Day
Labor Day was created to pay tribute to the social and economic achievements of U.S. workers in 1882. Where was the first Labor Day holiday celebrated?

A. Boston
B. New York
C. Philadelphia
D. Washington, D.C.
Answer: New York, New York
Historic signing
Which president signed the bill that designated the first Monday in September as Labor Day?

A. James Garfield
B. Grover Cleveland
C. William McKinley
D. Theodore Roosevelt
Answer: Gallery of galleries
Modern-day workforce
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately how many people age 16 and older are in the nation's workforce?

A. 127 million
B. 144 million
C. 154 million
D. 186 million
Answer: 154 million people in workforce 2011
Fastest-growing careers
What occupation do experts say will grow at the fastest rate from 2002 to 2014?

A. Home health aide
B. Teacher
C. Computer programmer
D. Tax preparer
Answer: home health aide fastest growing career
Annual median income
What was the annual median income for a male year-round worker in 2005?

A. $28,000
B. $32,000
C. $41,000
D. $49,000
Answer: annual median income 2005 $41,000
Holiday's infamous roots
What infamous incident in U.S. history led to the establishment of Labor Day as a federal holiday?

A. Tompkins Square Riot
B. Great Railroad Strike of 1877
C. Bay View Tragedy
D. Haymarket Riot
E. Pullman Strike
Answer: Pullman Strike
First states to honor Labor Day
Which was the first U.S. state to declare Labor Day a state holiday?

A. Oregon
B. Colorado
C. New York
D. Massachusetts
Answer: Oregon, United States
Labor Day around the globe
Which country celebrates Labor Day on May 1?

A. Australia
B. China
C. Japan
D. New Zealand
Answer: +China labor day May 1

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