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Labor Day newsletter, publishing schedule, a little history

Aug. 31. Cornelius Today and Business Today will close Friday and Monday in observance of Labor Day, reopening on Tuesday Sept. 7. The e-newsletter will resume at that time.

The September print edition will be in mailboxes Friday and Saturday of this week.

National holiday

Congress established Labor Day as a national holiday.

In 1894, lawmakers approved a bill designating the first Monday of each September as Labor Day. By that time, several states were already celebrating the holiday.

Rose the Riveter stamp

Rosie the Riveter

“Rosie the Riveter” became a symbol of World War II-era women in the workforce. She was the subject of a 1942 hit written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb. The song inspired several illustrations of Rosie. CBS This Morning did a story on The real Rosie the Riveter who died at age 95 last year. Click here to watch.