1st of May

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At 1st of May in 1856, demonstrations were held in Australia to introduce the eight-hour day. Due to this, strikes were called in North America on May 1, 1886, as well as the introduction of the eight-hour day. In some cases, twelve-hour day at low pay was common until then. During the following days, there were deaths and injuries in Chicago in clashes with police.

In memory of the victims, 1st of May 1889, was proclaimed as the labor movement’s day of struggle. As early as 1890, there were strikes and demonstrations all over the world on May 1st. In the 20th century, May Day became a public holiday as Labor Day in many states around the...

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