The Real Maguire - Who Actually Invented Labor Day? According to legend, Peter McGuire stood before the New York Central Labor Union on May 12, 1882, to suggest the idea of setting aside one day a year to honor labor. McGuire believed that Labor Day should "be celebrated by a street parade which would publicly show the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations."
Market Court in Kensington High Street, London. Women came to play a big part in pioneering housing re-development, for example philanthropist Octavia Hill, initiated housing reform schemes as early as
Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain