For many people, Labor Day has become nothing more than a day off work at the end of the summer. But let's not forget the hard work of hundreds of thousands of workers who fought for the basic rights we have today. Weekends, anyone?
Just so you're aware, we weren't able to verify a couple of these statistics. 1880 might be a little early to say half of the states were observing Labor Day, and there's some dispute over how many people were killed during the 1933 cotton strike. But we still think it's pretty awesome.