Autodesk employees in the United States have the day off in honor of Labor Day. As noted on Wikipedia, Congress enacted the holiday in 1882 as "a day off for working citizens." The holiday signals the end of summer. Many educational institutions start the new school year immediately after this holiday. Due to Hurricane Harvey, my son resumes his college classes at Sam Houston State University tomorrow.
Labor Day is the first Monday in September, so it does not always fall on the same date. From the This Day in History site, on this day, September 4, in:
- 1609: Navigator Henry Hudson discovers island of Manhattan
- 1781: Los Angeles founded in Bahia de las Fumas by 44 settlers (Valley of Smokes)
- 1833: First newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty at the New York Sun)
- 1866: First Hawaiian daily newspaper published
- 1882: First district lit by electricity (New York's Pearl Street Station)
- 1885: First cafeteria opens (in New York City)
- 1888: George Eastman patents first roll-film camera and registers "Kodak"
- 1933: First airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview, Il
- 1951: First transcontinental TV broadcast, by President Harry Truman
- 1957: Ford Motor Co introduces the Edsel
- 1964: NASA launches its first Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
- 1970: George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single
- 1972: US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 Olympic gold medals
Tomorrow we can get back to talking about Autodesk Forge. For now, we'll take the day off.
Work avoidance is alive in the lab.