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Who invented the Cigarette?

Cigarette smoking is injurious to health

The cigarette was the last method of taking tobacco to be developed. Previously it had been smoked in pipes and cigars, inhaled as snuff (in powder form) and chewed. Tobacco itself was brought to Europe and the rest of the world when Columbus discovered America, and it was thought to have marvelous medicinal properties. No one could be said to …

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What is terminated seed technology-based bollygard seeds?

What is terminated seed technology-based bollygard seeds?

The bollygard cotton seed is suspected to have the ‘terminator seed’ technology which involves introduction of a gene that terminates the germination of the seeds after onetime usage. ‘Terminator’ is actually a name coined by the Canadian non-governmental organisation Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) for a technology that essentially controls the expression of certain genes, causing the plant to turn …

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When did Congress vote Labour Day a federal holiday?

When did Congress vote Labour Day a federal holiday?

On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed legislation that had been rushed through Congress, declaring Labor Day a national holiday, to be observed the first Monday in September. Since 1883, Labor Day had been celebrated at local and state levels. Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the …

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When was the first Labour Day Parade held?

Where was the first Labour Day parade celebrated?

The first Labor Day parade in the United States was held in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. More than 10,000 workers marched. It was organized by the Central Labor Union, a body representing 60 unions and over 80,000 people. The CLU was a secret lodge of the Knights of Labor, the major national union of the time. …

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What is Labour Day? Explain Haymarket Affair

What is Labour Day?

Labour Day or Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. International Labour Day or May Day is celebrated to finish the struggle …

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When is Mothers day celebrated?

When is Mother's day celebrated?

Mothers Day is celebrated in several country across the globe though the month and date on which Mother’s Day is celebrated in different countries varies. Most countries celebrate Mother’s Day on second Sunday in the Month of May. This Mother’s Day date was declared by US President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914 when he signed a Joint Resolution designating …

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Why Mother’s Day is Celebrated?

Why Mother’s Day is Celebrated?

Mothers Day celebration was first started in the ancient era by the Greek and Romans. However, its celebration was also noticed in the UK as a Mothering Sunday. The celebration of mother’s day has been modernized everywhere. It is celebrated in modern ways and not in years old ways. It is being celebrated in almost 46 countries of the world …

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Who began the labour movement?

Who began the labour movement?

The Canadian labour movement can justly claim the title of originator of Labour Day. Peter J. McGuire, one of the founders of the American Federation of Labour has traditionally been known as the ‘Father of Labour Day‘. Historical evidence indicates that McGuire obtained his idea for the establishment of an annual demonstration and public holiday from the Canadian trade unionist.

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Why is May Day Celebrated?

Why is May Day Celebrated?

International Labour Day or May Day is celebrated to finish the struggle as well as to promote the requirement of eight-hour work day. Earlier the working condition of the laborer was very severe and working hours was 10 to 16 hour a day even in the unsafe conditions. Deaths, injuries and other dreadful conditions of the workers were very common …

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