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International Workers Day

On May 1, 1886, 180,000 U.S. workers went on strike for an 8-hour work day. Rallies continued until May 3rd, when a bomb was thrown into a crowd and shots were fired, killing eight policemen and an unknown number of civilians. Ever since this incident, remembered as the Haymarket massacre, May 1st has been remembered as International Workers Day. - From Common Prayer

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