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STEP AFTER STEP FOR LABOR DAY

On September 5, 1882: The first ever Labor Day parade took place on the streets of New York City. It was organized by the Central Labor Union and had more than 10,000 participants.

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NEVER MET A MAN I DIDN’T LIKE

On September 5, 1993: The musical Will Rogers Follies closed at the Palace Theater after nearly 1,000 performances. The Broadway show focused on the career of performer Will Rogers and took home two Tonys in 1991.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: JUSTIN KAPLAN

On September 5, 1925: Writer and editor Justin Kaplan was born in New York City. Kaplan is most well known for his biographies, including Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) for which he won a Pulitzer, Lincoln Steffens, and Walt Whitman.

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